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Arthur Krakower
Waiting For Her Lover Figurative

2008

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Fantastic figurative and color field painting by Northern California artist Arthur Krakower (American 1921-2009). C. 2008. Arthur Krakower, a New York native, whom specialized in modernism, figurative abstracts. Prolific later in life, he returned to San Jose State University earning his bachelor's degree in fine art from San Jose State University in 1999, and at the age of 80, becoming the oldest graduate of the California College of Arts and Crafts (now called California College of the Arts), where he earned his master's degree in 2001. Many of his evocative paintings and monotypes drew upon memories of his childhood in New York City in the 1930s. Successful solo shows at City Picture Frame Gallery in San Francisco drew art collectors by the bus-full. The gallery manager, Andra Norris, praised the innocence and enthusiasm evident in his work. Mr. Krakower was invited to make monotypes at Smith-Andersen Editions in Palo Alto, and etchings at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. He also was invited to artists' residencies in Otranto, Italy, and San Gregorio Ranch. Two of his monotypes are part of the Smith-Andersen permanent collection at the deSassiet Museum at Santa Clara University. He once said that one of proudest accomplishments was when one of his paintings won a coveted spot on the wall in his own house. Mr. Krakower's first career was as a department store merchandising executive. He followed that with a second career in commercial real estate. Throughout that time, he took art classes on weekends, over a span of about 47 years. "I kept doing things while I was working, until finally I decided I had to learn more, had to do more. I wanted to see how far I could go," he told The Almanac in 2003. Family and friends said they will remember him for always living life to the fullest, and for his energy and good humor. Monogram "AJK 08" lower right corner. Unframed.

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