1971 Rome Daffodils Rip Matteson Bay Area Artist Floral Painting

1971 Rome Daffodils Rip Matteson Bay Area Artist Floral Painting


Rip Matteson
Rome Daffodils
Oil on Canvas
24.5"x18.75" framed 25"x1"x19.25"
Signed and dated lower right in paint and signed dated and titled on reverse in paint

Excellent Condition- minor wear consistent with age and history

Rip Matteson devoted his life to the world of art as a teacher, cartoonist, artist, and promoter of fine art. He prepared for this calling with studies in art and education at San Jose State University, the California College of Arts and Crafts, and the University of California at Berkeley where he earned a Doctorate degree. Later he studied at the Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome and the Parsons School of Design in New York. 

During his career he was awarded numerous awards for his artistic endeavors including the Phelan Award for Achievement in Art, the El Cerrito Memorial Award, recognition as an artist by the Carmel Arts Festival, and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Blackburn College for his contribution to the foundation of its art department. He helped establish the art department at the newly founded Monterey Peninsula College and afterward strengthened the art department at Laney College in Oakland. He was accepted by the Carmel Art Association in 1949 and served on its Board and was its President during the early 1960’s. 

Bio from Tatsaki Gallery

Add To Cart