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Colorful Angular Abstract
Late 1950s Mixed Media on Masonite



Calvin Anderson

This 1945-55 mixed media on masonite abstract is by Bay Area painter, print maker, 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.

Late 1950s
Mixed Media on Masonite
16.25"x20" framed, 14"x17.75" unframed

Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a silver finish and an archival linen filet.