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Matisse Inspired Abstract
1946 Gouache



Calvin Anderson

This 1946 gouache on paper abstract drawing 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.

Gouache on Paper
22.75"x19.75" framed, 16.25"x13" unframed

Hole in bottom center. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a white wash finish using white archival matting behind conservation clear glass.