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Standing Draped Figure
20th Century Graphite



Rip Matteson

This mid-late 20th century graphite on paper figure study is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome, the Parsons School of Design in NYC, and received his DFA from Blackburn College. He founded the art program of the Monterey Peninsula College and taught at Laney College in Oakland. He also served as the president of the Carmel Art Association where he showed his work his entire life. 

Matteson was enamored with Japanese art and particularly woodblock prints. Many of his works contain a traditional Japanese-style chop block with an acronym carrying a secret message to his wife.

Mid-Late 20th Century
Graphite on Paper
15.25"x22.75" unframed, 25"x31" framed.

Excellent vintage condition. Framed floating in a contemporary wood frame with a brushed black face and dark brown edges using black spacers behind conservation clear glass.