Original 1963 Painting by Guy Anderson: Daedalus - Icarus
Guy Anderson, 1963. Original Artwork. Painting on Paper, Framed Under Glass. Guy Anderson ink, oil and chalk on paper titled Daedalus - Icarus depicting the two mythological figures in ascent and descent, respectively. Exposed paper measures 18.5 x 24.5 inches. Signed by Anderson in pencil, upper left, and with his blindstamp cartouche at lower left. In a period stained wood frame, under glass. Slight soiling to paper, and with a perforation the size of a pea at upper left. (Please see photos.). Very Good. Item #5362
Guy Anderson (1906 – 1998) was very much a "Seattle" painter even if he did paint peripatetically, using Kenneth Callahan's cabin at Granite Falls (where Anderson himself bought a cabin in the late 1950s), Morris Graves crude shack at Fidalgo Island, or any other hospitality that allowed him to escape the city. By 1959 he moved to the Skagit Valley, and rented a studio at the outskirts of La Conner. This painting was likely executed there, and is consistent with his regular work on paper at the time.