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Modernist Abstracted Figure Scene
1972 Ink & Watercolor



Pat Carey

This 1972 ink and watercolor on paper figure scene is by California artist Pat Carey (1920-2012). Carey was the sister of fellow-artist Virginia Conroy. She was born in New York and educated as an artist and fashion illustrator in Los Angeles at the Chouinard Art Institute. After working in Hollywood, she left and became an integral part of the counterculture art scene in Carmel/ Monterey in the 1960s. She moved to San Francisco in the early 1970s where she was an activist, art teacher and gallerist. Much of her figurative work portrays those she knew in the Tenderloin and the legendary Goodman Arts Building (where she resided).

Ink & Watercolor on Paper
15.25"x12" framed, 14.5"x11.5" unframed 

Signed and dated lower left. Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a walnut finish using clear archival spacers behind conservation glass.