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Tarmo Pasto Art

American, 1906-1986
American, 1906-1986

Dr. Tarmo Pasto was a psychiatrist and artist. He taught psychology and art through the 1970s at California State College at Sacramento since the school’s inception. He also authored a book on art, "The Space-Frame Experience in Art,” published in 1964. However, Dr. Pasto was mainly known to the world for introducing the works of one of his patients, Martin Ramirez (1885–1963). Dr. Pasto was a psychiatrist for Ramirez in the late 1950s and provided him with quality art materials and also encouraged his artistic endeavors. The art of the insane was of particular interest to Dr. Pasto, and he would often use examples of it in his classroom. Dr. Pasto was also very instrumental in initiating several Bay Area exhibitions of what today is considered outsider art. In the 1970s, with the help of artist James Nutt, he provided the first public showing of Martin Rameriz's artwork. Thus, Tarmo Pasto gets much of the credit for introducing one of the well-known outsider artists to the world. He also discovered the outsider artist P.M. Wentworth and promoted his work. Dr. Pasto was a long-time contributor to the California art scene, as well as an art teacher and psychologist to many successful artists.

(Biography provided by Robert Azensky Fine Art)

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Artist: Tarmo Pasto
Mid Century Modern Portrait of a Woman
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Substantial and period painting, a Mid Century Modern portrait of a woman in an abstracted landscape by listed California artist Tarmo Pasto (American, 1906-1986). Presented in a per...
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Modernist Portrait of St. Francis by Tarmo Pasto
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Modernist Portrait of St. Francis by Tarmo Pasto Compelling modernist oil on canvas portrait of St. Francis by Dr. Tarmo Pasto (American, 1906-1986). Presented in a taupe painted wo...
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Modernist Standing Nude Figure & Red Pitcher on Green by Tarmo Pasto Stunning large-scale modernist figurative of a female nude with red pitcher by Dr. Tarmo Pasto (American, 1906-1...
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Sunflowers, Large Scale Modernist Floral Bouquet Still-Life by Tarmo Pasto
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Sunflowers, Large Scale Modernist Floral Bouquet Still-Life by Tarmo Pasto A stunning large-scale modernist oil on canvas still-life of sunflowers by Dr. Tarmo Pasto (American, 1906...
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Mid Century --Fields and Foothills Landscape
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