Post-war California artist Robert Pearson McChesney (1913-2008) produced a variety of works from his home studio in the Sonoma Mountains near San Francisco including, sculptures, assemblages, prints and paintings. He worked in various styles, but I like his abstract figurative works most.
P.W. #6 Morning, Noon, NIght; 1946, oil on board, 25" x 37". Hollis Taggart Galleries, sold.
OK #96, 1945, watercolor and ink, 23" x 15". San Jose Museum of Art.
Four Moods, 1945, watercolor and gouache on paper, 22" x 15". Valerie Carberry Gallery, sold.
S4, 1951, serigraph and graphite, 13.25" x 23.25". Annex Galleries, available at time of post.
The Apartment, 1944, gouache on paper, 19" x 12". Bonhams, sold 2010
Robert and his wife, sculptor Mary Fuller at their mountain top home studio, c. 2002. Photo: Kurt Rogers
Go to- Brief biography and career summary
Go to- Article titled "True Bohemians" about Robert and his wife Mary Fuller and their 50 year retrospective.
Go to- Article titled "It's a Colorful Life" about Robert and Mary Fuller's group show in 2002.
Go to- Article titled "Private Universe", about Robert and his "Galaxy" exhibit in 2005.
Go to- Annex Galleries site where many McChesney prints are available.
Go to- Calabi Gallery's page on McChesney to see a wide variety of his work.