(Cityscape, late afternoon) by Fred Martin

(Cityscape, late afternoon) by Fred Martin

(Cityscape, late afternoon)

Fred Martin

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Title

(Cityscape, late afternoon)

 
Artist

Fred Martin

  1927 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
c. 1958  
Technique
oil on board 
Image Size
8 1/8 x 12" image and board size 
Signature
ink signed on verso 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
ink dated on verso 
Reference
 
Paper
masonite 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
23852 
Price
$800.00 
Description

A view of the San Francisco Bay Area at evening. Fred Martin was born and raised in the East Bay, where he has since remained. In the late 1950s Martin began doing oil paintings in small formats, rejecting the popular oversized canvases that many Bay Area Modernists were drawn to at the time. Some of these paintings, images of the Bay Area in miniature, were hung at The Six Gallery along with his scupltures when Allen Ginsberg read his groundbreaking poem, "Howl".

This appears to be an image of the East Bay, the more level neighbor of hilly San Francisco. Tall buildings are washed in setting sun while the lower neighborhoods rest in deep blue shadow.

 
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