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View from Bernal Heights in April 2020. The Global Pandemic had just begun and the city streets were empty. Anthony Holdsworth imagined a San Francisco without cars, hence the title of this piece.

Anthony Holdsworth

Car Free (2020)

Oil on panel

20 x 28 in.


Anthony Holdsworth was born in England and embarked on a painting career while working as Head of Outdoor Restoration for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. He continued his studies at the Bournemouth College of Art in England, and then the San Francisco Art Institute.

Originally a landscape artist influenced by the Bay Area Figurative Art movement, Holdsworth began painting plein air cityscapes near his Oakland studio. Eventually he made his way to San Francisco’s Mission District. He has shown with major galleries through California and has been a recipient of the WESTAF-NEA fellowship. Holdsworth lives in San Francisco, and works both there and in Oakland.

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