Monumental Painting by Patrick Tidd, 1964

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Monumental oil on canvas, 1964 by Bay Area Painter and Educator Patrick Tidd.
Painting measures 63.25" wide, 2" deep and 68.5" high.
From the ex-collection of architect Richard Peters, longtime chair of the UC Berkeley Architecture department and a founding architect of Sea Ranch.
Patrick Tidd (1929-) is a painter and educator who exhibited in San Francisco and Berkeley during the politically and aesthetically tumultuous years of the 1960s and 1970s. Tidd showed regularly at the Berkeley Art Center, a Bay Area hot spot for avant-garde art at the time. His paintings of the early 1960s, are beautifully-crafted enigmas. With their dreamy geometric forms and private symbolism they were described by critics as explorations for a new language and mode of expression beyond abstract expressionism, the dominant style at the time. His ingenuity and success in navigating this space made him a closely watched harbinger by Artforum and others. In the late 1960s and 1970s Tidd would settle on hard-edge symbol-scapes that combine elements of surrealist architecture and abstract forms to create a pop science fiction vibe.
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Oil on canvas
Dimensions (WxDxH):
63.25" W x 2" D x 68.5" H
Excellent with age appropriate patina
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