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Janitor's Closet
1940s Oil



Calvin Anderson

This mid 1940s oil on paper interior scene entitled Janitor's Closet 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.

Oil on Paper
24"x29.75" framed, 19"x23.75" unframed

Estate stamped lower right. Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a dark walnut finish using archival matting behind conservation clear glass.