Roland Petersen Figurative Painting - Leaving the Picnic, framed 1960 abstract landscape California figurative
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Roland Petersen
Leaving the Picnic, framed 1960 abstract landscape California figurative

1960

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Leaving the Picnic is indicative of the Bay Area Figurative movement in the early 1960's. Painted in thick brushstrokes in muted shades with a pop of chartreuse. Framed in a 14 karat silver float frame with a blue rub and natural wood sides. Roland Petersen is a Bay Area painter whose paintings are masterful syntheses of gestural abstract expressionism, painterly realism, and advanced color theory. His work integrates still life, figures, and landscape into complex, architectonic compositions that are beautiful and enigmatic, but still retain a strong sense of place, in this case the fields and farms of California’s Central Valley. In the 1960s, Petersen embarked on his highly acclaimed Picnic series. With their saturated colors, thick layered pigment, and geometric compositions, these works bring to mind the gestural brushwork of Bay Area artists David Park, Elmer Bischoff, and Richard Diebenkorn. An active figure in the Bay Area art scene for over forty years, Petersen has taught generations of artists not only painting but also printmaking and photography. He lives in the Bay Area and continues to paint actively. Petersen's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the country, and is represented in major museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and Philadelphia Museum of Art. .

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    This painting is framed and in very good condition Finished frame measurements 59.75 x 51.25 x 3 Please contact for further information on condition. Not previously owned
  • Dimensions
    H 58 in. x W 47 in. x D 1.5 in.H 147.32 cm x W 119.38 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Burlingame, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU102113357693
  • Seller Reference Number
    #985
  • More Editions & Sizes
    59.75 x 51.25 x 3Price: $135,000
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