This late 20th century oil on canvas female portrait entitled Beauty and Wit 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
35"x23" framed, 28.25"x16.25" unframed
Signed lower left; titled on the back. Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a restored vintage frame with a gold and black finish.