The Frostig Collection

Arnoldi Baseman Moses Nelson Saar

Preserving Life

Preserving Life, 2006
5-color lithgraph
17 x 12 inches (image)
20 x 15 inches (sheet)

  • Edition: 100
  • Signature: signed and dated “2006” in pencil

Price: $1200 per print or
$5000 for all five prints
in a beautiful handmade portfolio

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R. Kenton Nelson

was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. He attended Long Beach State University, then the Otis Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles, and for the last 25 years has had his studio in Pasadena. He has been on the faculty of the Otis Parsons Art Institute and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Nelson’s work has graced the cover of the New Yorker several times and was seen in the award-winning film Something’s Gotta Give. He recently had his first retrospective at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Reynolds Gallery at Westmont College in Montecito, California. He has had recent solo shows at the Plus One Gallery in London and the Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery in Pasadena, with upcoming exhibits at Ruzicska Gallery in Salzburg, Austria and the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery in New York. (

Nelson’s paintings idealize the mundane, from the ordinary clothespin to attractive people riding bicycles or simply waiting. In Preserving Life, Nelson’s lifeguard is typical of his idealized figures, painted from his recollections, innocent in her prim two-piece swimsuit, yet charged with an undercurrent of sexuality.


The four lithographs and one woodcut come in a beautiful handmade portfolio or can be purchased individually. All proceeds benefit the renowned Frostig Center’s social skills program for children with learning disabilities and
Asperger’s Syndrome.

View images related to the process of creating this beautiful portfolio at Angeles Press (created by Mary Michel)

R. Kenton Nelson 2006