Anders Aldrin: Block Print, Forest & Field, Version 2 P1145

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Version 2 of a great Forest & Field block print from Anders Aldrin.     Price on request. Anders Gustave Aldrin was born in Varmland, Sweden, in 1889. He came to the U.S. when he was 21. He served his new country in France in WWI. Although he'd taken a correspondence course in art while still living in Sweden, ...

Anders Aldrin: Block Print, Norfolk Pine & Coast P1144

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Beautiful Anders Aldrin California Coastal View with bluffs, Norfolk Island Pine and sea.                         Price on request. Anders Gustave Aldrin was born in Varmland, Sweden, in 1889. He came to the U.S. when he was 21. He served his new country in France in WWI. Although he'd taken a correspondence course in art while still living in Sweden, ...

Anders Aldrin: Block Print, Forest & Field, Version 1 P1143

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Anders Aldrin block print, field and forest scene with great blue sky.                   Price on request. Anders Gustave Aldrin was born in Varmland, Sweden, in 1889. He came to the U.S. when he was 21. He served his new country in France in WWI. Although he'd taken a correspondence course in art while still living in Sweden, it ...

Anders Aldrin: Block Print, California Hills, Version 1 P1141

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Great block print of a mountainous Southern California landscape by Anders Aldrin. Price on request. Anders Gustave Aldrin was born in Varmland, Sweden, in 1889. He came to the U.S. when he was 21. He served his new country in France in WWI. Although he'd taken a correspondence course in art while still living in Sweden, it ...

Anders Aldrin: Block Print, California Hills, Version 2 P1142

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Another great block print of a California mountain landscape by Anders Aldrin. Price on request. Anders Gustave Aldrin was born in Varmland, Sweden, in 1889. He came to the U.S. when he was 21. He served his new country in France in WWI. Although he'd taken a correspondence course in art while still living in Sweden, it ...

Anders Aldrin A Grove In Los Angeles 1926 P1139

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Many labels are applied to Aldrin's work, Post-impressionist, Fauvist etc. The truth is that he was a 100% total original. Regarding this painting of trees, I will apply the term Visionary. Absolutely astonishing.   Price on request. Anders Gustave Aldrin was born in Varmland, Sweden, in 1889. He came to the U.S. when he was 21. He served ...

Anders Aldrin “To Moreno” 1926 P1138

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A first rate portrait of a friend by an artist we are extremely excited about. Painter, printmaker and sculptor, Aldrin was born in Värmland, Sweden. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1911, settling in Minnesota. He relocated to Southern California by 1923 where he began his studies at the Otis Art Institute, receiving the Huntington Assistance ...

Anders Aldrin (1889-1970) Portrait of a Woman 1928 P1137

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There is a wonderful relationship of background to figure that lends this portrait a dynamic tension, while the sitter's pallor and the looser pattern of her dress allows her to break free of the darker papered wall. The dramatic reversal of the usual in his use of cool tones for the highlights in the face ...

Anders Aldrin (1889-1970) Morro Bay #2 P1135

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One of a pair of extraordinarily fluent and powerful oil sketches (see P1134). Anders Aldrin was a Swedish immigrant who began painting at the late age of 34. He studied at Otis Art Institute with Edouard Antonin Vysekal (1890-1939), before continuing on to the Santa Barbara School of Fine Arts and San Francisco. He worked under ...

Anders Aldrin Beached Boat in California Harbor P1133

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Aldrin's oil sketches are especially exciting. This painter who sees volumes first where others see line produced a body of work that repays close study. An artist aware of everything being done in art, and who patiently went his own way. 12" x 16" Price on request. Anders Gustave Aldrin was born in Varmland, Sweden, in 1889. He ...

Charles Putnam Safford (1900-63) Burning Building Ink Drawing P1124

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What couldn't Charlie Safford do? Bore you. This picture is utter heaven. Even a disaster has some fun in it for this WPA Bay Area artist. And it speaks to the soul. We all have burning buildings in our hearts. And the searchlights in the sky proclaim them as a celebration. Price on request.

Charles Putnam Safford Mustachioed Leftist Charcoal and Ink on Paper P1126

A little gentle poking of the left from the left is always welcome. And besides, this is a stunning drawing. Ever since Hogarth and Daumier there has never been a reason that cartooning and caricature couldn't be great art. Though not a lot of people manage that. Charlie Safford could. Price on request.

Charles Putnam Safford Here’s To The Old Night Life Lithograph P1127

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Noted (and beloved) WPA artist Charles Safford was as good at skewering the foibles of his friends as he was at highlighting the social injustices of the 30s and 40s. He proves here that you can be socially engaged and still be very, very funny. The dedication is to Helen and Mel, 1942.

Charles Putnam Safford Fetching Water Charcoal and Ink on Paper P1128

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It can hardly be called a farm, this collection of shacks (and an outhouse), but it's a living, and a place to live. The poverty of the surroundings in no way dims the resilience of spirit emanating from the figure of the man. Charlie Safford's combination of humor and observation set a tone among young ...

Charles Putnam Safford Hobo & Engineer Charcoal and Ink on Paper P1130

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A wonderful and multifaceted and socially conscious artist emblematic of a very particular time and place in California, Charles Safford poured his energies into works that range from the satirical, to the realistic, to the abstract. This drawing of railway engineer deep in conversation with a hobo feels entirely autobiographical. The surprise that these two ...

Irv Wyner Background from Tweety & Sylvester “Tom-Tom Tomcat” 1953 – Teepees P1118

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Irv Wyner is finally becoming one of the sung heroes of animation for his fantastic backgrounds, as sharp and pointed in their way as everything else (and there was always a lot of else) going on in these classic Warner Brothers cartoons. This is on paper in gouache, ink and airbrush.