1940-1950's Mid Century Pencil and Ink Female Nude

1940-1950's Mid Century Pencil and Ink Female Nude

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From the estate of Jerry Opper & Ruth Friedmann Opper, c. 1940-1950's, Pencil and Ink on Paper, Woman in Fishnets, 15" x 10 1/4", Unframed

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From the estate of Ruth Friedmann Opper  & Jerry Opper. Ruth was the daughter of Bauhaus artist, Gustav Friedmann. Done in the  style of the Bay Area Figurative painters of that time and contemporaries would include, Elmer Bischoff, James Weeks and Richard Diebenkorn. Pencil and Ink drawing done on paper is unsigned. Unframed piece measures 15" x 10 1/4", c. 1940-1950's. This piece came from a collection of his and his wife, Ruth Opper's work in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Very Good Condition - Minor wear consistent with age and history. Small area of foxing.

Jerry Opper (1924-2014)

He attended art classes at Chouinard Art Institute. In 1942 he was drafted into the army and was then able to study at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center while stationed in Colorado. In 1947, he moved to San Francisco. Mr. Opper then enrolled at the California School of Fine Arts. Opper’s prints have been included in several major shows throughout the country: Oakland Art Gallery; Sacramento State Fair; San Francisco Museum of Art; International Color Lithography Exhibition at Cincinnati, Ohio; Pennell Print Show at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Brooklyn Museum Print Show; Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona; City of Paris Rotunda Gallery, San Francisco.