This late 1940s-early 1950s stone lithograph on paper abstract with reptiles & fish is by California artist Jerry Opper (b.1924). After graduating from Hollywood High School, he worked in movie studios and attended art classes at Choiunard Art Institute. In 1942 he was drafted into the army and was then able to study at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center while his outfit was stationed in Colorado. After he was discharged in 1945 he returned to Chouinard and his work in movie studios until 1947, when he moved to San Francisco. Mr. Opper then enrolled at the California School of Fine Arts. Opper's prints have been included in several major shows throughout the country: Oakland Art Gallery; Sacramento State Fair; San Francisco Museum of Art; International Color Lithography Exhibition at Cincinnati, Ohio; Pennell Print Show at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Brooklyn Museum Print Show; Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona; City of Paris Rotunda Gallery, San Francisco.
Late 1940s-Early 1950s Stone Lithograph on Paper 31.5"x25.5" framed, 22.5"x16" unframed