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Peter Pynchon
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San Francisco
While working as a commercial photographer in San Francisco, Peter Pynchon’s photographs were used in three posters advertising rock concerts promoted by impresario Bill Grahan (1931-1991) during San Francisco’s psychedelic Sixties. All three posters were designed by famed poster artist Randy Tuten (b. 1946), one in collaboration with Pynchon and Tuten’s mutual friend Bill Bostedt (1945-1998), who was known as “Daddy Bread.” Peter Lacey Pynchon was born in 1945 in San Francisco. He graduated from San Francisco’s Lowell High School in 1963. His artistic education included studies at City College of San Francisco, the San Francisco Art Institute under Ansel Adams and the College of Design in Los Angeles. He worked as a commercial photographer in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In the mid-1970s Pynchon changed careers, graduated from Adelphi University in New York City in 1977, and began a long career as a clinical social worker in the Sacramento area. He now lives in Carmichael, California and is a practicing calligrapher. (TNB 3/2017)