A collection of 82 works of art, primarily by students of Black Mountain College and artists of the San Francisco Renaissance. The art was assembled starting in the early 1960s by artist Ernesto Edwards, a close friend of many of the artists, and runs the gamut from simple sketches to completed paintings by Black Mountain artists Tom Field, Paul Alexander, William McNeill, and Knute Stiles along with local San Francisco Renaissance artists Fran Herndon, Harry Jacobus, Ori Sherman, and others. The art, much of it on homoerotic subjects, is composed on various materials Including loose sheets, boards, and canvas in a mixture of media including pen and ink, crayon, marker, gouache, oil paint, as well as various assemblage materials (paper, photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings, foil, fabric, etc.) and a altered image composed on a computer printer, with many works framed and matted. Overall near fine with some age toning to some of the loose sheets and minor scattered edgewear; the glass of two framed works are cracked. Together the collection is a wonderful cross-section of the San Francisco art scene of the ‘60s and ’70s that grew out of the cross-pollination that occurred between former students of Black Mountain College and local Bay Area artists in the years following the San Francisco Renaissance. A detailed list available upon request. A detailed list with illustrations of each work available upon request.