Sale of Francine Seders Gallery Inventory Collection

Sale of Francine Seders Gallery Inventory Collection
January 2 - February 15, 2014

John Anacker
Born in 1960 in Bozeman, MT, exhibited since the early 1960's in North Carolina (where he got a MFA in 1986, in Montana, Bozeman and Billings and in the 1990's at the Francine Seders Gallery. He is on the staff of the Montana State University School of Art.

Fred Anderson
1917 - 1991 Fred Anderson was for many years a Professor of Art and Associate Director of the School of Art at the University of Washington. He received his BFA from the University of Washington in 1942. He then served in the US Army during World War II, stationed in the Aleutian Islands. Anderson received his MFA from the University of Minnesota in 1954. He showed nationally and his work was included in exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), the Kaufman Gallery in NYC, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Smithsonian Institute among many others. In 1975 Anderson was awarded the first 1% for the Art commission, this was installed at Licton Springs Park, Seattle.

Fred Birchman lives in Seattle, WA. He was born in 1952 in Battleground, WA. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. While still in college he was included in Lucy Lippard's "In Touch: Nature, Ritual and Sensuous Art of the Northwest."

His mixed-media drawings and sculpture have been exhibited throughout the Northwest and he has been associated with the Francine Seders Gallery since 1981. Recent group shows include "Yesterday's Tomorrow" at the Museum of Northwest Art; "Century 21: Dealers Choice" at the Wright Exhibition Space in Seattle; and "The West Coast Drawing Show" at Kaplan Del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles.

Art critic Sheila Farr has described Birchman as "a masterful draftsman whose technique never gets in the way of his lightness of being."

Wendell Brazeau grew up in the "art-impoverished" city of Spokane, Washington, where he was born in 1910. He moved to Seattle in 1928 to enroll in the University of Washington, graduating with a BFA in art in 1933. Brazeau worked a number of odd jobs afterwards, including a stint at Boeing during the war drawing 3-D perspectives from engineers' plans. Following the war he returned to UW to complete his MFA, and remained there as a faculty member in the Art Department until his death in 1974.

Brazeau exhibited frequently in the northwest and California. His work, influenced by his studies and experience with illustration, was often geometrical with repeated shapes and bright colors. He was also influenced by the European painters of the time; e.g., many of his abstract paintings have a Klee-like quality, and his figures are often drawn in a cubist style using simple lines or curves.

Brazeau's paintings can be found in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The Seattle Art Museum held a solo exhibition of Brazeau's work in 1957.

One of Brazeau's colorful works, the 1949 oil painting Three Wise Men, can be found on the 6th floor of the Allen Center. This painting was included in the 1974 exhibition "Art of the Pacific Northwest: From the 1930s to the Present" organized by the National Collection of Art of the Smithsonian Institution. It was also chosen for the 1976 Brazeau retrospective organized by the Washington State University Museum of Art.

James Deitz
Born, 1958 in Bismarck,ND, got a BFA from the University of North Dakota in1984 and a MFA from the University of Washington in 1986. He has been teaching at the California State University in Stanislaus, Turlock, CA since 2006. He has exhibited regularly at the Francine Seders Gallery since 1991, his last solo being in 2010.His work is included in several corporate and public institutions in the Seattle area.

Liam Everett
currently lives and works in San Francisco. Everett spent the past 10 years based New York. His work has been exhibited at White Columns, 303 Gallery and Canada Gallery in NYC. He has exhibited internationally in Germany, France and the Netherlands. Also known for his performance based work Everett with sponsorship from White Columns performed a piece at ArtBasel 2009, entitled "On The Wall". Everett has participated as an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, USA, Ateliers de la Ville, L'Union, France, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany and Astérides, Ateliers d'Artistes Friche Belle-de-Mai, Marseille, France.

Brian Fisher
Born in 1939 in England, Canadian. He studied at the Regina College School of Art at the University of Saskatchewan, the Vancouver Art School and L'Academia de Belle Arts in Rome. His work has been included in many major juried exhibitions in Canada and he has also had one man shows throughout Canada. Fisher's work is included in the collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Andreas Grunert
Born in 1947 in Chemnitz, Germany. He was educated in Vienna and Stuttgart at the Academy of Fine Arts. He has been a recipient of numerous awards in Germany, France and Florence, Italy. Since 1977 he has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Germany. The Francine Seders Gallery represented him since 1984 until 2010 and showed both his paintings and his prints.

Karen Ganz is an artist currently living in Seattle. She received BFA from U. of California, Berkeley, and her MFA from the U. of Iowa, Iowa City.

She has had solo shows in Seattle, and Spokane, Olympia, Portland, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco. Her work is represented in many public and private collections, notably large scale work permanently installed at the Mayor's Office for Arts and Culture, in Seattle; a large piece in the Regional Justice Center in Seattle; a recent piece permanently installed at a new Seattle weather station; Microsoft's art collection; and work at the Paul Allen U. of Washington Computer Science Bldg. A large publicly sited commission at the SEA-TAC airport consists of a series of related paintings extending across a 5' x110' wall.

Ganz's brought her background in dance, and her immersion in punk and postpunk music and writing, to influence her decisions as a painter. Old cartoon-type images that get ripped apart and pieced back together are a part of the influence of collage on the act of drawing and painting for her.

Ganz has work in Boise Art Museum; City of Seattle, Portable Works collection; Dain Bosworth, Minneapolis; Davis,Wright,and Tremaine, Seattle; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; King County Portable Works Collection, Seattle; King County Public Arts Commission, Regional Justice Center, Seattle; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond,WA; Paul Allen Center, University of Washington, Seattle; Port of Seattle, Sea-Tac, WA; Swedish Medical Center Collection, Seattle, WA; Tacoma Art Museum; Washington State's Art in Public Places Program.

Joseph Goldberg Born in 1947 in Seattle, Goldberg was raised near Spokane in Eastern Washington. He was educated at the University of Washington until he dropped out in 1968. His first few exhibitions in the late 1960s, with Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle, revealed two separate inquiries into abstraction. He was producing small landscape drawings and paintings that were somewhat surrealistic in nature while, at the same time, beginning a course of abstraction that would define his early career. In these first abstractions on paper, small shapes floated within larger planes of color, the central shape often echoing the shapes the larger field. They were mindful of both the Russian Suprematist work of Kasimir Malevich and the work of post-war abstract artists such as Albers, Rothko and Held. This paring down of essentials had, by the 1970s, become a direction followed by various artists across the United States - one thinks of Robert Irwin or John McCracken as easily as Brice Marden or Kenneth

By 1975, these works on paper would develop into larger works in oil or wax over linen stretched over wood panels. The central floating images became striated and sometimes even gestural. A series of tall vertical paintings in the late 1970s and early 1980s suggested classical columns or stacks of rectangles within the larger rectangle.

In the early 1980s, Goldberg had perfected the technique of encaustic painting for which he would become most well known. By mixing brilliantly hued raw pigments with translucent beeswax, Goldberg is working with a tradition of painting with wax that connects him with some of the earliest paintings known to man. Goldberg builds his painted surface with layer after layer of color until a palpable luminescence is achieved. The surface is flamed and buffed developing a waxy, lustrous sheen.

In the late 1990s, Goldberg exhibited a group of landscapes depicting the familiar forms such as gorges, ridges, fields as well as Soap Lake in Eastern Washington, where the artist had been living since 1984. These land, sky and waterscapes revealed that this appreciation of the natural world have been the most enduring images in Goldberg's work. In his current paintings, Goldberg adds elements of weather and observations of the sky to these abstracted landscapes--lightning, to be more specific, is a recurring theme in a number of works.

Pehr Hallsten, who painted under the name Pehr, was born in Sweden in 1897 and immigrated to the United States in 1920, coming to Seattle in the early 1930's. Widely educated in languages and history, he returned to his studies at the University of Washington where he received a master's degree in 1953. Finding that he had too much leisure time at the age of 56, Pehr began to paint without any previous instruction. Encouraged by Mark Tobey, Pehr brought forth a series of small paintings reminiscent of Viking mythology with a child-like sophistication. Though his years as a painter were short before his death in December, 1965, his primitives were widely seen in the United States and Europe.

Joanne Hammer
Native to the Northwest Joanne Hammer has been working in the visual arts for forty years. Early on as a textile designer in Honolulu, a graduate of the U. of Hawaii's M.F.A. program, a college level instructor and finally for most of these years, a studio artist on Vashon Island.

In 1989 a large painted copper piece was included in the Lausanne Biennale in, Switzerland. Many gallery, museum exhibits and commissions followed across the country. Her metal "tapestries" and paintings are included in numerous private corporate and private collections.

During the past ten years she has had the opportunity to create and or have fabricated site specific mosaics for the Seattle Justice Center, SeaTac International Airport and Eastern Washington University through Public Art Programs for the city, county, and state.

Represented at different times in Seattle by the Traver Gallery, the Mia Gallery, and the Grover/Thurston Gallery she has had a number of solo exhibits here, Portland, Scottsdale, Honolulu, and has been in numerous group exhibits as well.

George Johanson - painter, printmaker, and teacher - was born in Seattle, studied art in Portland, Oregon, and lived in New York in the early 1950s before returning to Portland. Whether in New York jazz clubs and slaughterhouses, in Mexican villages, at the Rose Festival held each year in Portland, at rehearsals of the Oregon Symphony, or in life drawing sessions with artist friends, making images on paper has been a basic element for Johanson throughout his life. The haunting power of Johanson's art originates, almost always, in drawing.

Johanson's art is concerned with memory and recollection, dream and fantasy, biography and autobiography, physical and imaginative detachment yet sensual engagement. He is also the painter of fires that break out in city buildings or spew from volcanoes, and he often sets fire's rampage alongside human lassitude and seeming indifference.

Robert C. Jones was born in West Hartford, Connecticut in 1930. He attended Kenyon College and Rhode Island School of Design where he studied with John R. Frazier and Robert G. Hamilton, and worked briefly with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown. He has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Washington, and summers at Sheldon Jackson College and University of British Columbia. Solo exhibitions include the Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum's Documents Northwest, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Museum of Northwest Art, and Hallie Ford Museum of Art. From 1969 until its closing in 2013, Jones was represented in Seattle by the Francine Seders Gallery. In 1990, he was honored with a Western States Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and in 2004, he received a Flintridge Foundation Award for Visual Artists.

Jacob Lawrence
Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1917, Jacob Lawrence emerged as one of America's leading figurative artists and the first to document the history of African Americans through widely-viewed and influential artworks. Lawrence and his family moved to Harlem in 1924, where he experienced the vibrancy of black intellectual, cultural, and artistic life in what was seen as the Harlem Renaissance. He became well known at the young age of 21 for his "Toussant L'Ouverture Series" (1937), a 41-painting collection that depicts the successful Haitian slave rebellion. At the age of 24, he became the first African American whose work was included in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art.

Lawrence considered himself both an artist and educator and used his art to tell stories about black history -- stories that were overlooked in the typical "American History" taught in schools. For example, Lawrence produced a 40-panel series on "The Life of Harriet Tubman" (1940), who in the 1800s helped hundreds of slaves find passage to freedom in the North through the Underground Railroad. His 60-painting "Migration Series" (1941) traces the mass movement of African Americans from the South to the North following World War I. These series use both images and detailed titles to create a narrative history of the event.

In 1970, Lawrence and his wife, painter Gwendolyn Knight, moved to Seattle when Lawrence accepted an appointment as Professor in the School of Art at the University of Washington. He retired in 1980 and continued to serve as Emeritus Professor until his death in 2000 at the age of 83.

The 6th floor of the Allen Center exhibits a spectacular two-piece Jacob Lawrence print -- New York in Transit. Lawrence based this 1998 screen print on his design for the 36-foot-long mosaic mural of that name in the Times Square and 42nd Street Subway Station in New York City. Due to the strong 6th floor lighting that could harm the bright colors in the print, we obtained permission to create a 2x-scale photo reproduction, which is displayed outside of the Gates Commons. The original print is on loan to the Henry Art Gallery.

Lawrence's 1985 lithograph, Man on a Scaffold, welcomes visitors to the CSE reception area. The Chair's conference room (CSE 110) houses a three-piece Lawrence etching, The Builder's Suite.

Norman Lundin
Norman Lundin attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BA) and the University of Cincinnati (MFA). He was Assistant to the Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum before going to the University of Oslo to study the work of Edvard Munch. He was Professor of Art, teaching Painting and Drawing, at the University of Washington for many years where he is now Professor of Art, Emeritus.He is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, Tiffany Foundation Grant, Washington State Visual Artists Fellowship, Ford Foundation Grant, and a National Endowment for the Arts award. He has been a Visiting Artist at many art schools.As an artist he has had over sixty solo exhibitions in the major US cities. His work is included in the collections of: the Museum of Modern Art, NYC, the Art Institute of Chicago, Seattle Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum and the Brooklyn Art Museum, among others.

James Martin
Martin was born in Everett, Washington in 1928. With a BA in creative writing from the University of Washington, Martin has always been interested in narrative. Since 1955 Martin has maintained a well-loved cast of characters whose burlesque escapades have captivated the imaginations of Northwest viewers. William Shakespeare, Andy Warhol, Mona Lisa, Vincent Van Gogh, the Lion, and the Monkey are all frequent players in Martin's brown paper theater. Martin was influenced early in his career by Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, Mark Tobey, Mark Chagall, and Paul Klee and his paintings often swung from one style to the next. By the 1980s Martin came into his own, blending influence with personal experience. "James Martin: Art Rustler at the Rivoli" a monograph by Shelia Farr was published in 2001 and pays tribute to Martin's distinct brand of humor, prodigious output, and distinctive style.

Ben Frank Moss was born in Philadelphia, received his BA from Whitworth College in Spokane, WA, and in 1963 received his MFA from Boston University with high honors.

He currently is the George Frederick Jewett Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College where he assumed the chairmanship of the department in 1988 after teaching for thirteen year in the MFA program at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Prior to his tenure at Iowa he was for ten years the Director of the MFA and Visiting Critics program at Fort Wright College in Spokane, WA.

He has had over 57 solo exhibitions. In addition to his exhibitions with his respective dealers a sampling would include shows at West Chester University, Phillips Exeter Academy, Union College, Taylor University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Middlebury College, Queens College at the University of Melbourne, Houghton College, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Arnot Art Museum, the Albright-Knox Art Members gallery and the Museum of Art and Culture in Spokane and the TASIS England American School.

In 2007 he was awarded The Charles Loring Elliot Award & Medal for Drawing at the 182nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art at the National Academy of Design Museum in New York. He has been awarded artist residences at Yaddo, MacDowell, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Millay Colony, The Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland and the Pouch Cove Foundation in St. John's Newfoundland. He's been the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award form Boston University and a Ford Foundation Research and Travel Grand and an honorary MA from Dartmouth.

Pehr Hallsten, who painted under the name Pehr, was born in Sweden in 1897 and immigrated to the United States in 1920, coming to Seattle in the early 1930's. Widely educated in languages and history, he returned to his studies at the University of Washington where he received a master's degree in 1953. Finding that he had too much leisure time at the age of 56, Pehr began to paint without any previous instruction. Encouraged by Mark Tobey, Pehr brought forth a series of small paintings reminiscent of Viking mythology with a child-like sophistication. Though his years as a painter were short before his death in December, 1965, his primitives were widely seen in the United States and Europe.

Leonard Schwartz was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1923. He studied at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris, France (1947-1949), with Ossip Zadkine also in Paris (1946-1947) and with Joseph Albers at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Schwartz received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1949. He spent a decade in Europe, mostly England and moved back to Detroit then Los Angeles where he died in 1988.

He showed regularly in the USA and in England from 1952 to 1988. He was represented by the Maxwell Galleries in San Francisco in the 1970's, the JCC Gallery in Detroit, MI in the 1980's and the Francine Seders Gallery from 1975 to 1988.

His work is included in numerous private and public collections such as the Bodleian Museum in Oxford, England, the Whitworth Museum in Manchester, England, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, CA , the Safeco Corporation in Seattle WA. Leonard Schwartz worked mostly in bronze and stone, although he considered himself an abstract artist his work is often inspired by the human figure and organic forms.

James B. Thompson
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1951, James B. Thompson earned his BA degree from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1973 and his MFA degree from Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri in 1977. A Professor of Art and faculty member at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon since 1986, Thompson has been featured in numerous one person and group exhibitions throughout his career and is included in public and private collections throughout the United States. A practicing, professional artist since 1973, Thompson has established a formidable artistic reputation over the past thirty-seven years as one of the most thoughtful and intriguing painters, printmakers and educators from the pacific northwest region of the country.

George Tsutakawa, sculptor and painter, is perhaps best known for some sixty public fountains created and installed in North America and Japan since 1960. In 1932, Tsutakawa went to the University of Washington. Tsutakawa served on the faculty of the UW School of Art from 1947 until his retirement in 1976.

He was born in Seattle in 1910 on George Washington's birthday--the inspiration for his first name. His earliest years were spent on Capitol Hill in Seattle, in a house near Volunteer Park. At the age of seven, he was sent to Japan to live with grandparents. It was there that the young George gained an intimate knowledge of Japanese arts and cultural traditions and took regular lessons with a Zen master, watched traditional Japanese theater performances. In later decades, Tsutakawa would further explore that medium, creating a range of works, including landscapes, still-lifes, and plant and animal forms. His sumi landscapes are vigorous, bold; some are almost kinetic. Landscape subjects include Mt. Rainier, the Cascade Mountains, and the rugged coastal rocks at Point of Arches on the Olympic Peninsula.

The late 1950s marked a turning point in Tsutakawa's career, when he discovered "obos," the ritually stacked rock structures, called obos, left by pilgrims to celebrate a successful crossing of a high mountain pass. These rock forms, at once both public monument and private, spiritual statement, served as a major part of the inspiration for a series of Tsutakawa's sculptures and later, for his fountains. Those works also show the influence of the stone towers and pagodas of Japan, and the vertical-stacked image-units of the totem poles of the native peoples in the Pacific Northwest.

In 1958, the Board of the Seattle Public Library invited Tsutakawa to design a fountain for the plaza of the main library in downtown Seattle, then under construction. Fountain of Wisdom was the first in a long series that would come to include works such as the Waiola Fountain at the Ala Moana Center, Honolulu; the Song of the Forest fountain, Sendai, Japan; the Lotus Fountain at the Fukuyama Fine Art Museum, Fukuyama, Japan; the Joshua Green Fountain at the Washington State Ferry Terminal, Pier 41, Seattle; Fountain of Reflection, MacKenzie Hall, School of Business, UW; Safeco Fountain at the Safeco Plaza, Seattle; Fountain of Pioneers, Bentall Centre, Vancouver, B. C.; and Hanging Fountain in the KING Broadcasting Building, Seattle, among many others.