Anders Aldrin

Anders Aldrin - Rocks Along the Shore 1944 Oil on Canvas P3297

Regular price $950.00

Art measures 20" x 24", frame is 23 1/2" x 27 1/2". Professionally cleaned.

Our collection of Aldrin's work is unmatched. Portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes , the figure, still lifes, even the oil sketches.... all are exciting and fiercely original. This painter who sees volumes first where others see line, and senses the colors that hide behind the colors, produced a body of work that repays close study, and continues to grow and deepen the longer you live with it. An artist aware of everything being done in art, and who patiently went his own way.

Anders Gustave Aldrin was born in Varmland, Sweden, in 1889. He came to the U.S. when he was 21. He served his new country in France in WWI. Although he’d taken a correspondence course in art while still living in Sweden, it wasn’t until he settled in L.A. after WWI that his education took off.

Aldrin was a unique figure in contemporary American art. His art is individual, expressing his personal emotions and perceptions in a style that varied in technique, yet was always uniquely his. He painted for the pure love of it, drawing from his deep love of nature. This is what truly made him happy.

He graduated from Otis Art Institute in 1926 and won a scholarship to the Santa Barbara School of Fine Arts. It was there he studied under Fletcher who taught the Japanese Ukiyoe method of making woodblock prints. Aldrin was one of the first Americans to develop this print technique and was asked to teach in Paris yet he stayed in Southern California.

He was dedicated and went to the studio every day to work. Throughout the years he participated in all the local shows, galleries and museums, in groups as well as one man shows. He painted directly from nature, traveling up and down California, Oregon and Washington. His travels also included Europe, Asia and Russia.  He was also known for portraits.

He was a professional artist and lived in Los Angeles for 46 years, though he traveled the world extensively, exhibiting and painting. Aldrin struggled with TB most of his life (from WWI on) and despite this illness, was an extremely prolific artist. He died in 1970.

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