This late 20th century oil on canvas portrait entitled Simple Elegance 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.
Late 20th Century Oil on Canvas 28"x35" framed, 20"x28" unframed
Signed upper right, titled on the back. Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a Mid Century style contemporary wood frame with a distressed gray finish.