John Saccaro

Bay Area native John Saccaro was a major contributor to the San Francisco school of Abstract Expressionism. After studying at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco in 1954, he began a teaching career at UCLA where he further developed his signature style. Saccaro’s utilization of slashing, angular brush work and high contrast color palette made him popular amongst institutions such as the De Young Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1939 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1946 M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
1958 the Oakland Museum of California
1959 San Francisco Museum of Art
1960 M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
1962 BoDes Gallery
1981 Museo Italo Americano
1990 Carlson Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

1939 Art Institute of Chicago
1939-1942 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1954 The Oakland Museum of California
1955 Carnegie International
1955-1957 Corcoran Gallery of Art
1958 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
1957-1958 Denver Art Museum
1962 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1962 The Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
1962 California Palace of the Legion of Honor
1973 The Oakland Museum of California
1996 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Selected Collections

The Oakland Museum of California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Pasadena Art Museum
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
Elvehjem Museum
Crocker Art Museum
Laguna Art Museum
Triton Museum

John Saccaro

John Saccaro, c. 1959, 26″ x 34″

John Saccaro, 1958, 18″ x 22″

John Saccaro, 1958, 22″ x 18″