This late 20th-early 21st century abstract etching on paper 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.
Late 1990s-Early 2000s
Monotype on Paper
13.75"x17" framed, 6"x9" image area, 11"x14.75" paper size unframed
Estate stamped lower right. Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a hammered gold face and black sides using museum-style archival matting behind conservation clear glass.