Gunnar Donald Anderson (1927-2022) was active/lived in California, New York and is known for his child portraits and advertising art. After two years of study at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, he attended Los Angeles Art Center School and in 1951 earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. From 1951 to 1955, he worked for as an art director for two New York City based advertising agencies, before moving to San Francisco in 1955. His works are held in numerous collections nationwide and has received multiple awards.
the impressionist painting with thickly applied paint depicting sailboats at dock with dramatic cloud-filled sky; signed on front lower right; good clean painting with bright colors; in a carved giltwood frame; even wear to gilding; panel: 13" X 19.5", overall: 20" x 26"
each painted with joyous spontaneity successfully mixing the dreamlike and the realistic featuring three beach scenes with dramatic skies and figures scurrying around beached boats; signed 'Ritter' lower left; excellent condition; professionally framed; Laszlo Ritter was a self taught impressionist painter. The Hungarian uprising in 1956 precipitated Ritter's bid for freedom and safety in England at age seventeen. Ritter spent his early years studying the Masters and learning their techniques.
F. Baldi (Italian 1st-half 20th century) was active/lived in Italy and is known for his coastal paintings; each sun-filled coastal scene painted in heavy impressionistic brush strokes; each with custom giltwood frames with olive-green velvet mattes; each signed 'F. Baldi'; good condition with clean surfaces and clear colors; some rubbing to gilding
a good example of American Impressionism with its thickly applied paint capturing the shifting effect of light and color; Hugo Melville Fisher (1878-1946) was active in California and is best known for his seascape and marine paintings. Born in Brooklyn, and the son of artist Hugo Anton Fisher, the Fisher family moved to Alameda, California in 1886.