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1960s Gouache



Calvin Anderson

This 1960s gouache on paper depiction of three figures (two of which are likely Orpheus and his doomed love Eurydice) posing in a dynamic and stylized fashion reminiscent of Ancient Greek imagery 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
11"x12.75" unframed

Estate stamped lower right. Excellent vintage condition.