This mid 20th century linoleum block on paper is by Malcolm “Mac” McClain (1923-2012), a Southern California painter, ceramicist, and poet. McClain studied at the New School of Social Research (1947), La Escuela de Pintura y Escultra de La Callejon Esmeralda in Mexico City (1953), and later at La Escuela de Bellas Artes in Morelia for ceramics. It was there that he worked alongside Ross Curtis, a fellow artist. McClain returned to the U.S. to finish classes at Pomona College in 1955. He began an MFA program at the Los Angeles County Art Institute, and from 1959-1963 lived in Tijuana and taught at the Art Center in La Jolla. He taught sculpture and drawing at Pomona College from 1964-1965, and taught ceramics at Cal State LA for 23 years.
Framed in a restored vintage wood frame with a distressed black finish using warm white archival matting behind conservation clear glass.
Hand-picked by Serena & Lily from Lost Art Salon's Collection, a renowned San Francisco-based resource for original 20th century works of modernist, vintage, antique, and contemporary art. We like to think of the Lost Art Salon pieces chosen for our Serena & Lily Art Collection as being “twice curated”.
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