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Ralph DuCasse
(1916 - 2003)


Black & Blue
d. 1969
Oil on canvas
50" x 60"


Provenance
Acquired from the artist

Ralph Du Casse (1916 - 2003)
 

Painter Ralph Du Casse was born in Kentucky. He attended the University of Cincinnati (B.A. 1940) and the University of California, Berkeley (M.A. 1948). In addition, he studied with Hans Hofmann in New York and attended California College of Arts and Crafts (M.F.A. 1950).
 

His early paintings ranged from a loose, gestural abstraction to a predominantly linear style rooted in Cubism and influenced by the early work of Diebenkorn. His paintings of the 1960s and 1970s were dominated by simpler, thinly stained abstract forms with sources in Oriental philosophy, although some bordered on figuration.

He taught at the University of California, Berkeley, California College Arts & Crafts, and California School of Fine Art, and through the 1970s, was chairman of the art department at Mills College in Oakland.
 

Selected Exhibitions

Lucien Labaudt Gallery
Rotunda Gallery
Guggenheim Museum
University of Illinois
Syracuse Museum, New York
69th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1950
71st Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1952
72nd Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1953
73rd Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1954
Pacific Coast Art, IIIrd Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1955; CALIFORNIA PAINTERS, 40 Painters, Municipal Art Center, Long Beach, 1956
Contemporary American Painters, 1950-1955, Stanford Art Gallery 1956
76th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1957
78th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1959
The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association, 1958, 59, 60, 64, 66
Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1960, 61, 62, 63, 64

 

Public Collections
The Oakland Museum; San Francisco Museum of Art

 

Literature
Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Painting and Sculpture Collection
San Francisco Art Association (Institute) Catalog of the Art Bank