Alan Post
Night Sitter, 1976
Oil on canvas
Image size: 19.5 X 19.5
Framed size: 21.75 X 21.75
$2500

Alan Post 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.

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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

Alan Post, Times Square, c. 1950

Alan Post
Times Square, c. 1950
Oil on canvas
Image size: 18 X 22
$2500 Now $1850

Alan Post, La Dona, 1970

Alan Post
La Dona, 1970
Oil on canvas
Image size: 24 X 20
Framed size: 25.75 X 21.75
$2500 Now $1850

Alan Post, Spanish Village, c. 1980

Alan Post
Spanish Village, c. 1980
Acrylic on canvas
Image size: 15 X 22
Framed size: 24.75 X 30.75
$2500 Now $1850

Alan Post, Bridge Near El Centro, 2004

Alan Post
Bridge Near El Centro, 2004
Acrylic on paper
Image size: 18 X 24
Framed size: 24 X 29.75
$2500 Now $1850

Alan Post, 12th Street, 2005

Alan Post
12th Street, 2005
Oil on canvas
Image size: 30 X 40
Framed size: 31.75 X 41.75
$4500 Now $3500

Alan Post, View From Overpass, 2005

Alan Post
View From Overpass, 2005
Oil on canvas
Image size: 30 X 40
Framed size: 31.75 X 41.75
$4500 Now $3500

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Carlos Mensa, Modelo De Maniquí Erotico #2 “Divine Gauche”, 1970

Carlos Mensa
Modelo De Maniquí Erotico #2 “Divine Gauche”, 1970
Oil on linen
Image size: 14 X 11
Framed size: 14.5 X 11.5
$1000

W.C. MacCarthur, Spiral Vortex

W.C. MacCarthur
Spiral Vortex
Mixed
Image size: 12 X 12
Framed size: 17 X 17
$200

Alan Post, Man With Hat, 1975

Alan Post
Man With Hat, 1975
Oil on canvas
Image size: 42 X 34
Framed size: 43 X 35
$5000

Alan Post, Cezanne’s Studio In Aix, 2006

Alan Post
Cezanne’s Studio In Aix, 2006
Oil on canvas
Image size: 36 X 36
Framed size: 38 X 38
$4500

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