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Tarmo Pasto Art

TARMO PASTO (USA, 1906–86)
TARMO PASTO (USA, 1906–86)

Dr. Tarmo Pasto was a psychiatrist and artist. He taught psychology and art through the 1970s at California State College at Sacramento since the school’s inception. He also authored a book on art, "The Space-Frame Experience in Art,” published in 1964. However, Dr. Pasto was mainly known to the world for introducing the works of one of his patients, Martin Ramirez (1885–1963). Dr. Pasto was a psychiatrist for Ramirez in the late 1950s and provided him with quality art materials and also encouraged his artistic endeavors. The art of the insane was of particular interest to Dr. Pasto, and he would often use examples of it in his classroom. Dr. Pasto was also very instrumental in initiating several Bay Area exhibitions of what today is considered outsider art. In the 1970s, with the help of artist James Nutt, he provided the first public showing of Martin Rameriz's artwork. Thus, Tarmo Pasto gets much of the credit for introducing one of the well-known outsider artists to the world. He also discovered the outsider artist P.M. Wentworth and promoted his work. Dr. Pasto was a long-time contributor to the California art scene, as well as an art teacher and psychologist to many successful artists.

(Biography provided by Robert Azensky Fine Art)

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Nude with Red Pitcher
By Tarmo Pasto
Located in Soquel, CA
Oil on canvas of a female nude by Dr. Tarmo Pasto (American, 1906-1986). Signed lower right corner. He also authored a book on art, "The Space-Frame Experience in Art", published i...
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1970s American Modern Tarmo Pasto Art

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Homage To Daumier Surrealist Figurative
By Tarmo Pasto
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1960s Surrealist Tarmo Pasto Art

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Mid Century Modern Woman Portrait
By Tarmo Pasto
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1960s American Modern Tarmo Pasto Art

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Sunflowers Still Life
By Tarmo Pasto
Located in Soquel, CA
Oil on canvas still life of sunflowers by Dr. Tarmo Pasto (American, 1906-1986). Signed "Tarmo Pasto" and dated "73" bottom right. Presented in a brown painted wood frame. Image siz...
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1970s American Impressionist Tarmo Pasto Art

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Portrait of St. Francis
By Tarmo Pasto
Located in Soquel, CA
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20th Century American Modern Tarmo Pasto Art

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Mid Century --Fields and Foothills Landscape
By Tarmo Pasto
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Lovely landscape by Tarmo Pasto. Signed and dated "1948" on the bottom right. Unframed. Image size: 25"H x 30"W. Dr. Tarmo Pasto was born on July 27, 1906 in Monessen, Pennsylvania,...
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1940s American Impressionist Tarmo Pasto Art

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Canvas, Oil

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