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  • Design Credit: Kacy Ellis, Photo Credit: Wynn Myers. Dimensions: H 17 in. x W 11 in.
  • Design Credit: Jeremiah Brent Design, Photo Credit: Nicole Franzen. Dimensions: H 17 in. x W 11 in.
  • Design Credit: Sarah Shetter, Photo Credit: Boris Breuer. Dimensions: H 17 in. x W 11 in.
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Calvin Anderson
1940-50s Graphite on Paper Portrait Study

$495

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This 1940-50s graphite on paper male portrait study is by Bay Area painter, printmaker, and designer Calvin Anderson (b. 1925). 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. 1940-50s Graphite on Paper 11"x17" unframed Signed upper right. Excellent vintage condition.
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    Height: 17 in (43.18 cm)Width: 11 in (27.94 cm)
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    Excellent vintage condition.
  • Gallery Location:
    San Francisco, CA
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    Seller: b63931stDibs: LU298210119832

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