This 1940 oil on canvas portrait 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).
1940 Oil on Canvas 16"x20" unframed
Signed and dated lower right. Good vintage condition with natural wear.