Louis Pearson, a San Francisco sculptor who helped shape the Bay Area -- literally and figuratively -- with his curving, flowing sculptures, terraced retaining walls and hiking trails, has died. Mr. Pearson worked primarily in steel, concrete and earth, and his sculptures commanded praise from art dealers and critics and sold for thousands of dollars. Mr. Pearson moved to the Bay Area in the 1940s and began designing and building terraced retaining walls -- ribbons of curvy concrete that…
1950-60s Original Bay Area Figurative Colorful Figure by Alysanne McGaffey / Lost Art Salon
Diebenkorn moved from abstract expressionism in the 1940s into figurative painting-he led the Bay Area Figurative Movement in the 1950s-and back into the abstract, producing elegant, thought-provoking works exemplified by those reproduced in this notecard set from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. 20 assorted 5'' x 7'' blank notecards (5 each of 4 styles) with envelopes in a decorative box.
i12bent: Richard Diebenkorn: Berkeley, #57, 1955 - oil on canvas (SFMoMA) Diebenkorn lived in Berkeley, California, from 1955 to 1966. By the mid-1950s, Diebenkorn had become an important figurative painter, in a style that bridged Henri Matisse with abstract expressionism. Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, Henry Villierme, David Park, James Weeks and others participated in a renaissance of figurative painting, dubbed the Bay Area Figurative Movement…
Happy 82nd birthday to San Francisco's Robert Bechtle. In the 1960s, Bay Area Figurative art was flourishing. His resistance to getting caught up in the sensuous surfaces of figurative painting prompted him to move toward a tightly controlled paint handling and to work with photographic source material as a fundamental and explicit part of his practice, simultaneously exploring California culture and basic issues of painting in very matter-of-fact ways.
Joan Brown, The Birthday Party, 1971
♞ Artful Animals ♞ bird, dog, cat, fish, bunny and animal paintings - Joan Brown
paul wonner I would love to own this! LUVIT
ArtZone 461 Gallery - Bay Area Figurative Paintings and Drawings - Kim Frohsin - 22