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Muted Stylized Portrait of a Young Woman
1940s Acrylic



Calvin Anderson

This 1940s acrylic on canvas portrait 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.

Acrylic on Canvas
11.5"x14" unframed 12.25x14.25" framed

Estate stamped at the bottom. Good vintage condition with some paint loss. Framed in a vintage walnut frame with a patinated gold center and beveled edges.