Sunday, August 28, 2011

1970s Bob Van Allen Modernist Screen Print - Mountain Scene

A 1970s canvas screen print by artist and designer Robert Van Allen.

Van Allen was a rather prolific designer of home furnishings from the 1960s until 1983, when he passed away at the tender age of 44.  His designs ranged from textiles (think bed linens, table covers, and screen print art) to dinnerware and lighting fixtures.  He desinged china for Mikasa and flatware for Stanley Roberts, among other companies.

Van Allen remains a relatively obsure designer whose designs - often colorful, whimsical, and fun - remain underappreciated.

This canvas screen print features a mod mountain scene - complete with the sun above and a river below.

The canvas is in very good condition with a faint water stain running from top to bottom.  You could have the print cleaned for leave as-is.  Signed "Robert Van Allen" in the lower left corner.

18" square.

Start your Bob Van Allen collection today with this groovy print and be ahead of the curve in your appreciation of this modern designer.

SOLD!  Thanks, Cassie @ Chicago!