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Warm Toned Nude Drawing
1950-60s Pastel



Alysanne McGaffey

This 1950s-1960s pastel drawing is by Bay Area artist Alysanne McGaffey (1931-2018). Born in Seattle, McGaffey moved to San Francisco in the mid 1950s to study at SFAI with Bay Area Figurative pioneers Joan Brown, Nathan Oliveira, Jay DeFeo, Walter Kuhlman, and Manuel Neri. McGaffey also took classes at CCAC and UC Berkeley, and received an MFA in Painting from the University of San Francisco. She became involved in community arts organizations, holding offices in several, including the Coastal Arts League and Pacifica's Cultural Arts Commission. Eventually McGaffey's gaze moved from the figure to the landscape, and she spent the last thirty years traveling the Northern California coast painting watercolor seascapes.

1950s -1960s
Pastel on Paper
16.25"x19" framed, 8.5"x11" unframed 

Signed on bottom. Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a faux gold patina and silver detail using 8-ply archival matting behind conservation clear glass.