This 1940-60s pastel drawing of a seated woman's back in sepia tones is by California artist Forrest Hibbits (1905-1996). Hibbits graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He exhibited at SFMOMA, the de Young Museum, the Oakland Museum of Art, and the Legion of Honor. Hibbits worked as a commercial artist at Patterson & Sullivan, a San Francisco ad agency in the 1920s-1930s.
Pastel on Paper
19"x21.5" framed, 10"x16" unframed
Framed in a contemporary wood frame with an aged metallic beige finish with gold sides using a warm white mat behind conservation clear glass.