Bernard in Gold

E. Dale Erickson

    • Oil on Canvas
    • 18 x 24 in. 
    • © 1998
    • Framed
  • "This is a portrait of my friend and neighbor Bernard, who is also a resident of Project Artaud, a pioneering arts cooperative in San Francisco’s Mission District. Over the last four decades Bernard has been a neighbor, friend and frame maker for most of my paintings, including the gold leaf frame for this portrait. As time has passed, and the city has changed, our friendship has stayed steady. I am proud to call him my friend, my co-creator and one my best models for many paintings over half a lifetime."

    E. Dale Erickson's gift is creating masterpiece oil paintings, which present a gifted balance of the juxtaposition in our experience of hyper-realism in objects and backgrounds and portraits of the character of people as they are experienced, not just seen.

    Erickson's paintings, drawings and prints chronicle his thirty-plus years in San Francisco. His subjects are colorful streets, interesting people from the City, his U.S. and world travels, as well as a wide variety of still lifes. Here is an artist who has stayed true to his calling, dedicated to realism.

    While exploring various series of works over several years, Dale Erickson reveals a consistent handling and individual style. In his approach, the dance of color and light expose a traditional, formal treatment of composition. At the same time formality is expressed quietly and uniquely in the casual elegance Dale imbues in most of his works.

    Dale received his 1964 BFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in printmaking from San Francisco State University in 1974.

    Public Collections include: Achenbach Foundation - Legion of Honor, SF Arts Commission, Free Art Museum, IL.

    -Daxan Art 2015

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