Striking Vista oil on board of a desert scene by Anders Aldrin. Dated 1930. Art measures 20″ x 24″.
A painter as well as a print maker, Anders Aldrin (1889-1970) became known for his color wood-blocks and his paintings of still lifes, landscapes, and portraits using “broad, quick strokes and intense hues.” Originally from Sweden, Aldrin showed artistic talent as a child. He immigrated to the United States in 1911, escaping his family who disapproved of him choosing art as a career. While in the army, he contracted tuberculosis and began painting at the VA hospital in Arizona. There began one of the most individualistic and interesting careers in California painting.