Tarmo Pasto

1906-1986, California

"Mountain Climber's Dream," 1963

Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower center: Tarmo Pasto; titled verso
48" H x 56" W

  • Notes: This work is sold in a frame made by the artist.

    Tarmo Pasto (1906-1986) was a renowned psychologist and professor as well as an artist. He was also an arts advocate who championed the work of so-called "Outsider Artists" who worked in the San Francisco Bay Area. A prolific painter, many of Pasto's works depict the Southwestern landscape through his own unique perspective. While his work can range from expressionistic to surreal, Pasto's style stands out against the work of many of his contemporaries.

    Although Pasto exhibited his paintings regularly throughout his lifetime, the last major exhibition of his work was held at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento in 1982. Many of the artist's most significant paintings remained in the collections of family members after the artist passed away in 1986. As a result, Pasto remains unknown among many collectors and art historians alike.
  • Condition: Visual: Good condition. A light, scattered scuff mark along the left edge.

    Blacklight: No evidence of restoration.

    Frame: 55" H x 63" W x 2" D

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