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Jazz Band Duo
Mid Century Ink



Calvin Anderson

This mid 20th century ink on paper drawing of a pair of figures playing music is by Bay Area painter, printmaker, and designer Calvin Anderson (1925-2023). He studied at CCAC and Art Center College in the 1940s and worked as a commercial art director in San Francisco for 40 years. Anderson created graphics for the SF Ballet for 20 years, and two of his poster designs are in the permanent collection at SFMOMA. Anderson taught Design at SFAI in the 1960s. He was a prolific printmaker in the 1990s-2000s, creating hundreds of minimal, abstract compositions drawing from his love of Modernism and design.

Mid 20th Century
Ink on Paper
11.5"x9.5" framed, 7.75"x5.25" unframed

Excellent vintage condition. Estate stamped lower right. Framed in a restored vintage wood frame with a black and walnut finish using archival matting and spacers behind conservation clear glass.