Mark Erickson Bio

Mark Erickson, American

Mark Erickson was born in Hollywood, California. His early education was completed in California, Germany and Italy. He is a product of his experience on both continents and a family history combining the traditions of East Coast aestheticism and Wild West freedom. His mother and grandmother were New York artists. They studied under Hans Hoffman and knew Franz Kline before & after World War II. Erickson’s father was an jet aircraft designer and pilot, his father’s father a cowboy and a Marshal in the Dakota Territory.

After attending college in Southern California, Erickson moved to San Francisco. He completed his education at the Art Institute, Academy of Art and the University of San Francisco. He has had one-man shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans and Carmel and has collectors from across the U.S. as well as Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, England, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia.

Erickson's work has evolved steadily and contains a confidence and maturity gained only by dedication and talent. Sometimes the paintings have a more urban energy with whirring colors flying across a brightly lit metropolis. The shapes, so perfectly formed, propel the pigment off the surface of the canvas. Erickson, transforming the flat plane, breathes life and depth into his paintings and pulls the viewer into the experience. He does this by modulating color against color and form against form in such a way that you feel you can travel within the work.

Erickson humorously refers to himself as a "blue collar painter". He has a tremendous work ethic and is in his studio nearly every day. It is easy to see his quick progression in experimenting with differing aesthetic issues and emerging with his own very original and individual voice.


"Blues For Windows" Serigraph by Mark Erickson

Title: "Blues For Windows"

Medium: Serigraph

Unframed Size: 30" x 40"

Asking Price: $2,500.00 - Unframed

"Blues For Windows" Serigraph by Mark Erickson

Title: "Blues for Windows" & "Palladin"

Medium: 2 Serigraphs on Paper

Unframed Size: 40" x 30" each

Retail Price: $6,000.00

Asking Price: $2,200.00

"If Dogs Run Free" Lithograph by Mark Erickson

Title: "If Dogs Run Free"

Medium: Lithograph

Unframed Size: 12" x 17"

Framed Size: 22" x 28"

Retail Price: $1,200.00

Asking Price: $800.00 - Framed

"Night on Water's Edge" Original Acrylic on Paper by Mark Erickson

Title: "Night on Water's Edge"

Medium: Original Acrylic on Paper

Unframed Size: 30" x 40"

Retail Price: $9,500.00 - Unframed

Asking Price: $3,500.00 - Unframed

"Soft Spoken Stranger" Original Acrylic on Paper by Mark Erickson

Title: "Soft Spoken Stranger"

Medium: Original Acrylic on Paper

Unframed Size: 30" x 40"

Framed Size: 40" x 50"

Asking Price: $5,500.00 - Framed