This 1985 oil on canvas abstracted seated portrait of the artist's mother in a red dress entitled "Rosalind" is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his charmed circle of artist friends,
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Richard Caldwell Brewer
"Rosalind", Seated Portrait of the Artist’s Mother in Red Dress, Oil on Canvas

1985

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This 1985 oil on canvas abstracted seated portrait of the artist's mother in a red dress entitled "Rosalind" is by second generation New York School artist Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923-2014). Brewer along with his charmed circle of artist friends, represent the lesser known art scene that emerged in the wake of Abstract Expressionism. Close friends and contemporaries with art world notables, such as Robert De Niro Sr., Nell Blaine, Leland Bell, and Samuel Wagstaff, Brewer's career is certainly that of a "painter's painter." His move to California in the 1950s brought him in touch with San Francisco's vibrant Beat poet scene, and he maintained his ties to NYC traveling between the two coasts regularly. A selection of his works on paper and writings are in the collection of the Bancroft Library at UC-Berkeley, an archive that also includes the work of Mark Twain and Joan Brown, among others. Much of his work has also been acquired by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries - the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world. Dated on the back. Framed in a contemporary wood floater frame with a silver finish.

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  • Artist
    Richard Caldwell Brewer (1923 - 2014, American)
  • Creation Year
    1985
  • Medium
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 67 in. x W 38.5 in. x D 2 in.H 170.18 cm x W 97.79 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Gallery Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU29824932711
  • Seller Reference Number
    A8838
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