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Fred Crum


The Northern California Experience


When I draw or paint, it is realized in abstract form; I seek visual clues that let me see how
things are related and connected. Through color and design I merge conscious and
unconscious ideas and harmonize them. Nature is a conscious contributor to my painting and
drawing with its innate, subconscious beauty.


Though I am self-didactic, my parents influenced my artistic growth. My mother was a painter
and art teacher and my father was a landscape architect. Growing up in this environment has
had lifelong influence and benefits. Many years of classes in mechanical drawing and drafting
began my artistic aspirations which has lead to the works you see on this website. Here you
will see photographs of selected works covering forty years. Most are works on paper.
The video section shows examples of my recent work of Planetary Pets and Toys.

Onward to the endless unknown.......

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Grande Hotel, Point Reyes, 1981

Biography

 

Born 1947
Oakland, California


Ceramic classes, Adobe Art Center, Castro Valley1964. Chabot College: Mechanical Drawing and Biology, 1965-66. Hudson Guild, New York, New York, 1966. San Francisco Art Institute 1968 to 1970: Printmaking, Life Drawing, Sculpture and
Painting. Solo exhibitions: 1988, Cafe Soma. Fairfax Library, 1985. Point Reyes Library, 1984. Academy Frame Shop and Gallery (Tim Rose), Sausalito, 1983. New Geology Rock Shop, San Francisco, 1970. Pacific Basin Graphics, San Francisco, 1986. Bay View Boat Club, San Francisco, 2015. Timezone Gallery, San
Francisco, 2008. Gallery 1044, San Francisco, 2010. Selected group exhibitions: Somar, San Francisco. Gallery Route 1, Point Reyes. Four 3 person shows. California Invitational Exhibition, University of Notre Dame, 1985. Ritz Gallery, Point Reyes, 1982. Black Mountain Festival, Point Reyes, 1975-76. Portrait Artists Workshop &
Gallery, Grant Avenue, San Francisco 1969. Kaiser Hospital S. San Francisco, Four Mixed Media pieces, 1985. Pacific Basin Graphics, San Francisco, 1984. Scanlan Collection (Scanlancollection.com) 2015. Pacific Sun Arts review - Jack Vander Meulen 1983, Gallery in the Round. Museum of Contemporary Art, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (exhibition and auction) 2004. Review - Pt. Reyes Light newspaper, Joanne Dixon (Solstice show) 1985.