Alan Post (1914 – 2011)

Biography

Alan Post was born in Alhambra, CA on September 17, 1914.  Post earned a degree in economics and art at Occidental College and then studied at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles.  He further studied at Princeton University and then taught briefly at Occidental College before joining the Navy in 1943.  He settled in Sacramento in 1946 and became the state’s legislative analyst who watched over the budget until his retirement in 1977.

Alan Post’s paintings have an inescapable Mediterranean softness and warmth. He continues to evoke an expressionistic mood and uncovers a distinctive glow of his personality. Alan demonstrates the vigor of an experienced, colorful painter and a modernist, whose contemplative humanistic painting voice and inner power create a sense of direct physical entry onto his canvas.

What are Alan Post’s attributes? Sculptor and wife, Helen Post writes: Alan’s reservoir of memories, sketches and photographs refresh and motivate his responses as he continues to produce a seemingly unending body of work. Alan’s work in this exhibition is as vigorous and colorful as ever. Like many artists, his growing technical mastery of composition and his response to the texture of paint has made him bolder in reaching out to new colors and ideas. This has more than compensated for the loss of some of the suppleness of hand and eyesight that comes with advanced age. In fact, his attention to the nuances and roles played by color are particularly evident in this new work. They reflect the introduction of a wider range of colors than are found in most of his previous paintings.

Alan Post, Landscape With Red Houses

Alan Post
Landscape With Red Houses
Acrylic on paper
Image size: 18 X 23
Framed size: 27.25 X 30.25
$3500

Alan Post, Train Tracks

Alan Post
Train Tracks
Watercolor
Image size: 14.75 X 20
Framed size: 25.25 X 30.25
$2500

Alan Post, Red And White House With Green, 1954

Alan Post
Red And White House With Green, 1954
Acrylic on paper
Image size: 15 X 22
Framed size: 22 X 29
$2500

Alan Post, California Landscape, 2006

Alan Post
California Landscape, 2006
Watercolor
Image size: 14.5 X 22
Framed size: 22 X 29
$2500

Alan Post, French Fireman, 1999

Alan Post
French Fireman, 1999
Limited Edition Giclee
Image size: 27 X 20
Framed size: 34 X 27
$750

Alan Post, Three Women, 1989

Alan Post
Three Women, 1989
Acrylic on paper
Image size: 23 X 18
Framed size: 33 X 26
$2500

Alan Post, Castellon Market, 1972

Alan Post
Castellan Market, 1972
Acrylic on paper
Image size: 24 X 18
Framed size: 34 X 28.25
$2000 Now $1850

Alan Post, Hofbrau #5, 2004

Alan Post
Hofbrau #5, 2004
Oil on canvas
Image size: 36 X 36
Framed size: 37.75 X 37.75
$4500 Now $3500

Alan Post, Still Life With Fruit, 2003

Alan Post
Still Life With Fruit, 2003
Oil on linen
Image size: 30 X 38
Framed size: 31.75 X 39.75
$4500 Now $3500

Alan Post, Seated Bearded Figure, c. 1970

Alan Post
Seated Bearded Figure, c. 1970
Ink on paper
Image size: 16 X 12
Framed size: 21 X 17.25
$500 Now $175

Alan Post, Woman With White Flower

Alan Post
Woman With White Flower
Oil on canvas
Image size: 24 X 20
$2000 Now $1800

Alan Post, Bar Scene

Alan Post
Bar Scene
Acrylic on paper
Image size: 24 X 18
Framed size: 30.25 X 24.25
$2000 Now $1800

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Alan Post Valley Farm

Alan Post
Valley Farm, c. 1989
Acrylic on paper
24 X 17.5
SOLD

Alan Post The Thames

Alan Post
The Thames, c. 1965
Oil on canvas
Image size: 24 X 30
Framed size: 27 X 33.5
SOLD

Alan Post Typewriter

Alan Post
Typewriter, c. 1990
Acrylic on paper
Image size: 23.5 X 17.5
Framed size: 33.5 X 25.75
SOLD

Alan Post The Tagus River, Toledo, Spain

Alan Post
The Tagus River, Toledo, Spain, c. 1960
Oil on panel
Image size: 18 X 24
Framed size: 24 X 30
SOLD

Alan Post Pensacola

Alan Post
Pensacola, 1980
Oil on paper
Image size: 14.5 X 20.5
Framed size: 23.5 X 29.5
SOLD

Alan Post Woman On A Balcony, 1999

Alan Post
Woman On A Balcony, 1999
Oil on linen
Image size: 36 X 36
Framed size: 37.25 X 37.25
SOLD

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