This 2000 oil on canvas portrait entitled Simple Connection, 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.
2000 Oil on Canvas 15.25"x30.25" framed, 15"x30" unframed
Signed lower right; dated and titled on the back. Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a contemporary walnut floater frame with a padauk finish.