1940-50s Modernist Woodblock Abstract Scene



Calvin Anderson

This 1940-50s woodblock print on paper abstract 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.

Woodblock Print on Paper
11.25"x20" image area, 17"x21.75" paper size unframed

Signed and editioned 8/10 at the bottom. Good vintage condition, small tear upper left and bent corner lower left.