Karl Kasten


Karl Albert Kasten was born in San Francisco, CA on March 5, 1916. Kasten began his art training at the California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco), continued at Marin College, UC Berkeley (M.A.), Iowa State University, and the Hans Hofmann School of Art. In 1941 he taught briefly at the CSFA until drafted into the Army in WWII. After the war he taught at the University of Michigan, San Francisco State College (1947-50), and UC Berkeley (1950-83).

Included in his works are collographs and paintings in watercolor and acrylic. He is also the designer of the K-B etching press. Kasten died at his home in Berkeley on May 3, 2010.

 Selected Exhibitions

1946 Art Institute of Chicago

1950 Metropolitan Museum

1951 San Francisco Museum of (modern) Art 1952 Whitney Museum

1954 Oakland Museum

1955 De Young Museum

1955 NW PM

1955 Colorado Springs FA Center

1955 San Jose Public Library

1956 Sacramento State College

1956 Univ. of Illinois

1957 Richmond Art Center

1958 Denver Museum

1959 California Palace of the Legion of Honor

Selected Collections
Pasadena Museum;

Mills College (Oakland)

NY Public Library

Oakland Museum

UC Berkeley

U.S. State Dept.

Victoria & Albert Museum

Oakland Post Office

Museum Of Modern Art (New York City)

San Francisco Museum of (Modern) Art.