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May, 2019
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Claude Monet Welcome to Giverny
Claude Monet:
The Late Years

at SF's de Young Museum

Ruth Miller Kempster Self Portrait
Something Revealed; CA Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960 Pasadema History Museum


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Claude Monet in his garden at Giverny, Wall mural photo welcomes you to Monet: The Late Years at the de Young Museum
Claude Monet in his garden at Giverny,
Wall mural photo welcomes you to
Monet: The Late Years at the de Young Museum
Claude Monet: The Late Years
at San Francisco's de Young Museum ... by Dan Rohlfing
Make plans ... Now through May 27

Its like a visit with an old friend. As you enter "Monet: The Late Years" Claude stands in his Giverny garden and offers you a warm"Bienvenue." And when you depart, after enjoying his water lily and garden paintings, he offers you a fond "Au Revoir."

The de Young's exhibition features nearly 50 works, most done during the last 15 years of Monet's long and magnificent artistic life.

He was born in 1840 and died in 1926, 86 years. He painted in good times and bad. As a young artist, he wanted recognition. He was among the avant garde, and was labeled an impressionist. Although he enjoyed the camaraderie of like minded artists, they did not enjoy acceptance of the greater art community.

Over the years he endured poverty and depression, he suffered the deaths of loved ones, and fought through the worries and deprivations of war. He balanced life's hardships with the joy of his children and the love he found in his two marriages, first with Camille who died in 1879 and later with Alice who died in 1911.

As a younger artist, Monet traveled. He painted the rugged coasts of Brittany, painted bridges over the Thames and the houses of Parliament in London, made several trips to Holland and two trips to Italy, painting in Rome and Venice. But in his later years, he preferred his home and gardens in Giverny, about 45 miles northwest of Paris.

Throughout, he painted. With brush and palette in hand, he found peace and expression in painting the beauty of nature.

Claude Monet The Artist's House at Giverny, 1912-13 Private Collection
The Artist's House at Giverny
, 1912-13
Private Collection
Claude Monet, Water Llilys and Agapanthus, 1914-17 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Water Lilies
and Agapanthus, 1914-17
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Michel Monet Bequest, 1966

His keen eye, his sense of color, composition, texture, and his observations of light and atmosphere all added up to paintings of exquisite beauty and harmony.

His works are a crowning achievement, balancing both representational and abstract aspects of his subjects.

What did Claude Monet think of his accomplishments? On the wall of the exhibition is a quotation offered with humility and humor, "Beyond painting and gardening, I am good for nothing." But after seeing these paintings, I think he had lots to say, and he said it visually. All we need to do is open our eyes.


Rick Steves speaks of Claude Monet's Nympheas series at the Orangerie in the
Tuileries Gardens in Paris. Monet created these large curved panels as a monument to the end of WWI,
and they were installed at the Orangerie that was built for them at the suggestion of his good friend, politician Georges Clemenceau. Rick Steve's commentary gives some insight into the many lily pond paintings which are a major part of Monet, The Late Years now at the de Young.

Claude Monet's dining room at Giverny
Claude Monet's yellow dining room at Giverny
Claude Monet's blud kitchen at Giverny
... and his blue kitchen

Monet lived at Giverny for over 40 years, from 1883 until his death in 1926. At first he rented, and eventually he purchased the Giverny property. He renovated the house, using colors from his own palette. He had the shutters and doors painted green, the dining room a bright yellow and the kitchen blue.

Claude Monet, Water Lilys, 1905 Private Collection, Dallas, in honor of Kay Fortson
Water Lilies,
1905
Private Collection, Dallas, in honor of Kay Fortson
Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1916-19 McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, The Tobin Theater Arts Fund
Water Lilies,
1916-19
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, The Tobin Theater Arts Fund
Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1917-19 Honolulu Museum of Art, Purchased in memory of Robert Allerton, 1966
Water Lilies
, 1917-19
Honolulu Museum of Art, Purchased in memory of Robert Allerton, 1966
Claude Monet, Water Llilys, 1907 Private Collection
Water Lilies
, 1907
Private Collection

Outside, he created his two magnificent gardens. The one closest to the house was dedicated to a wide variety of exotic flowers, chosen for their color and their season, meant to provide an abundance of color throughout most of the year. Across the railroad tracks, Monet had the Epte River diverted to create a pond in which he grew a wide variety of "Nymphaeaceae" (water lilies). He lined the path surrounding his pond with weeping willows, Japanese maples, wisterias and azaleas. At one end, he had a Japanese bridge built, and in another shaded corner, he had a decrative boat nestled in the shoreline greenery.

Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1915-26 Saint Louis Art Museum, The Steinberg Charitable Fund, 1956
Water Lilies
, 1915-26
Saint Louis Art Museum, The Steinberg Charitable Fund, 1956
Claude Monet Watler Lilies, 1915-17 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Watler Lilies, 1915-17
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet, Water Llilys, 1914-17 Collection of Diane B. Wisely, San Francisco
Water Lilies
, 1914-17
Collection of Diane B. Wisely, San Francisco
Claude Monet, Water Llilys, 1914-17 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco,  Museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1973
Water Lilies,
1914-17
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco,
Museum purchase,
Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1973
Claude Monet, Water Lilys, 1906 Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. & Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933
Water Lilies,
1906
Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. & Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933
Water Lilys, 1914-15 Portland Art Museum, Oregon, Museum purchase, Helen Thurston Ayer Fund
Water Lilies,
1914-15
Portland Art Museum, Oregon, Museum purchase,
Helen Thurston Ayer Fund
Claude Monet, Water-Lily Pond, 1917-19 Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mrs. Harvey Kaplan, 1982
Water-Lily Pond
, 1917-19
Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mrs. Harvey Kaplan, 1982
Earlier in Monet's career, he established the practice of painting the same subject in series, under different light and atmospheric conditions, such as his series of the British Parliament Buildings on the Thames, his Haystack paintings, the exterior of the Rouen Cathedral, and a series of weeping willow trees as an homage to French soldiers who had died in World War I.

Of water lilies, Monet said, "Water lilies are an extension of my life. Without the water lilies, I cannot live, as I am without art."
Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1915-17 Foundation Beyerler, Riehen Basel, Switzerland, Beyeler Collection
Water Lilies
, 1915-17
Foundation Beyerler, Riehen
Basel, Switzerland, Beyeler Collection
Claude Monet, Water-Lily Pond, 1917-19 Private Collection, courtesy Sotheby's
Water-Lily Pond
, 1917-19
Private Collection, courtesy Sotheby's
Claude Monet Day Lilies, 1914-17 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Day Lilies
, 1914-17
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet, Water Lilys, 1921-22?  Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libby
Water Lilies
, 1921-22?
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libby
Claude Monet Corner of the Water - Lily Pond, 1918-19 Private Collection
Corner of the Water - Lily Pond,
1918-19
Private Collection

Again, Monet spoke of water lilies, "It took me some time to understand my water lilies… I cultivated them with no thought of painting them… One does not fully appreciate a landscape in one day… And then, suddenly, I had a revelation of the magic of my pond. I took my palette. From this moment, I have had almost no other model."

Photo of the Lily Pond at Giverny
Photo of a corner of the Lily Pond at Giverny,
taken during my visit in the summer 2018.

a brief video glimpse of Giverny as it is today, by Rick Steves
Claude Monet, Flowering Arches, Giverny, 1913 Phoenix Art Museum, gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington, 1964
Flowering Arches, Giverny
, 1913
Phoenix Art Museum, gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington, 1964
Claude Monet, Water Lilies, Reflections of Tall Grasses, c1897 Collection of David Nahmad
Water Lilies, Reflections of Tall Grasses, c1897

Collection of art dealer David Nahmad

Brief footage of Claude Monet painting beside his beloved lily pond at Giverny during his late years.
Claude Monet, The Japanese Footbridge, 1899 National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of Victoria Nebeker Coberly, in memory of her son John W. Mudd nad Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 1992
The Japanese Footbridge
, 1899
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of Victoria Nebeker Coberly,
in memory of her son John W. Mudd and Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 1992

Monet was influenced by Japanese prints. He loved the Japanese reverence for nature, their deep underlying sense of nature's primacy. In 1895, he had the Japanese Bridge built at one end of the lily pond.

In 1899, he did a series of 12 paintings featuring the arching bridge in his garden which he exhibited at the Durand-Ruel Gallery in Paris in 1900.

Claude Monet, The Japanese Footbridge
The Japandese Footbridge
Claude Monet, The Japanese Bridge, 1923-35 Minneapolis Institute of Art, Bequest of Putnam Dana McMillan
The Japanese Bridge
, 1923-35
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Bequest of Putnam Dana McMillan
Claude Monet, The Japanese Bridge, 1919 Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland, aquired 1986 with a loan from the Government of Basel with contribution from the Max Geldner Foundation
The Japanese Bridge
, 1919
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland, aquired 1986 with a loan from
the Government of Basel with contribution from the Max Geldner Foundation
Claude Monet Path under the Rose Arches, 1920-22 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Path under the Rose Arches
, 1920-22
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet, The Japanese Bridge, 1918 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
The Japanese Bridge
, 1918
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Yellow Irises, 1917-19 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Yellow Irises,
1917-19
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet, The Japanese Bridge, 1918-24 Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, Beyeler Collection
The Japanese Bridge
, 1918-24
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, Beyeler Collection
Claude Monet, The Japanese Bridge, 1918 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
The Japanese Bridge
, 1918
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet The Artist's House Seen from the Rose Garden 1922-24, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
The Artist's House Seen from the Rose Garden

1922-24, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet, Morning on the Seine, 1896 Tango's Collection
Morning on the Seine, 1896
Tango's Collection
Claude Monet, Path under the Rose Arches, Giverny, 1920-22 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Path under the Rose Arches
, Giverny, 1920-22
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet, Wisteria. 1919-20 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Wisteria
. 1919-20
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966

Monet had two large wisteria, one lavender and one white, arched over the Japanese bridge. The lavender wisteria usually blooms the first two weeks of May, followed by the white.

In these two paintings, Monet frees himself almost totally to the abstract. These large canvases are his emotional response to what he sees before him.

Monet was deeply concerned about France's involvement in World War I. His younger son Michel served in the French army. His close friend and admirer George Clemenceau was the French Prime Minister.

As the French nation endured the deprivations and sacrifices of the war, Monet committed himself to painting a series of weeping willow trees as an homage to the French Soldiers killed in the war.

Claude Monet, Wisteria. 1919-20 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Wisteria
. 1919-20
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Clalude Monet, Roses, Giverny, 1925-26 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Roses, Giverny
, 1925-26
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet, Weeping Willow, 1918-19 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Weeping Willow,
1918-19
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, Michel Monet Bequest, 1966

When World War I began, Monet was 74 years old, and 78 when it finally ended. It was a time of deep stress and sacrifice for him.

During the war, Monet's staff at Giverny was either called into military service or fled the area due to the advancing German army.

Claude Monet The Artist's House Seen from the Rose Garden 1922-24, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
The Artist's House Seen from the Rose Garden

1922-24, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet, The Artist's House Seen from the Rose Garden 1922-24, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
The Artist's House Seen from the Rose Garden

1922-24, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Michel Monet Bequest, 1966

Claude Monet The Artist's House from the Rose Garden, 1922-24 Musee Marmottan
The Artist's House
from the Rose from the Garden
1922-24
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Michel Monet Bequest, 1966

Claude Monet, Weeping Willow, 1918-19 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Weeping Willow
, 1918-19
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet, Weeping Willow, 1921-22 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Weeping Willow
, 1921-22
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet, Weeping Willow, 1918 Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio Gift of Howard and Babette Sirak, 1991
Weeping Willow
, 1918
Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
Gift of Howard and Babette Sirak, 1991
Claude Monet, Weeping Willow, 1918-19 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Weeping Willow
, 1918-19
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet, Weeping Willow, 1918-19 Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Weeping Willow
, 1918-19
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Michel Monet Bequest, 1966
Claude Monet, Weeping Willow, 1918-19 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX Purchased, 1996
Weeping Willow
, 1918-19
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Purchased, 1996

Monet remained, though, and could hear distant artillery fire. He stayed, perhaps out of kinship with his son who was fighting on the front, or maybe to share the fate of his beautiful and beloved gardens.

It is thought the shadowy colors of and writhing curvy rythyms of his weeping willlow paintings express a mood of grief and sadness. Its Monet's response to the carnage and suffering endured by his countrymen, and the stresses and sacrifice it caused for him.

This is a marvelous Bay Area exhibition, and is not to be missed!

Photo of Claude Monet at the exhit of his exhibition
Large mural photo of Claude Monet, at the exhit of the exhibition, wishing visitors a fond 'Au Revoir.'

The photos in the article are small, whereas the paintings in this exhibition are large and impactful canvases. It must be seen in person. As you stand before these paintings, you stand in Monet's own footprints. You have the opportunity to see, to listen, to feel what he was feeling in the moment he painted them.

Like I said at the beginning, Monet greets with a "Bienvenue," and wishes you a "Au Revoir." Visiting this exhibit is like a visit with a good old friend.

From our March/April Newsletter ...
Closeup Claude Monet's eyes
Claude Monet Still Matters,
Two Major Western U.S. Exhibitions
Monet: The Late Years at the de Young Museum | Back to the Top

One of two galleries of the California Women Emerge Exhibition at the Pasadena History Museum
One of two galleries of the California Women Emerge Exhibition at the Pasadena History Museum
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978 Portrait of Myself , c1935 Courtesy of Constance Crawford
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978
Portrait of Myself , c1935
Courtesy of Constance Crawford
Something Revealed; CA Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960, Pasadema History Museum
Exhibition curated by Maurine St. Gaudens ... article by Dan Rohlfing

In mid April, Linda and I were able to travel to Pasadena and catch the tail end of a marvelous exhibition of some of California's Women Artists, 1860-1960. The exhibition is now closed, but we hope there will be others to come. Since becoming a state in 1850, California has been blessed with the vision and talent of these fine artists.

The art world is lots of things, but one thing it is not is fair. There are many artists of merit who receive little or no recognition. Conversely, there are some artists with little merit which garner far more attention than they deserve. California's early women artists were seldom recognized due to their gender. This exhibition goes a long way to giving attention to them, greatly deserved and far too long denied.

This exhibition is based on the 4-volumne work by Maurine St. Gaudens, Emerging from the Shadows: A survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860 to 1960. Maurine also curated this exhibition, gathering examples of many of the wonderful paintings and sculptures to give us all a sense of the richness and diversity of California's women artists.

Emerging from the Shadows

Emerging from the Shadows
by Maurine St. Gaudens
a four-volume survey of Women Artists Working in California 1860-1960

Author Maurine St. Gaudens is the granddaughter of noted San Francisco jeweler, Maurice St. Gaudens, and the third-cousin of the esteemed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Her artistic background led to her career as a respected Fine Arts conservator and the establishment of the Maurine St. Gaudens Studio in Pasadena, California. Maurine has been a good friend of our gallery. Our gallery's collection includes some of the artists in Maurine's books and a few of our gallery's paintings are published within them.

This four-volume set presents 320 women artists who lived and worked in California as well as throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. This work encompasses a range of styles—from the realism of the 19th century to the modernism of the 20th.

Read more from the Emerging from the Shadows website.
Order your copy from Schiffer Publishing.

Emerging from the Shadows Emerging from the Shadows Emerging from the Shadows Emerging from the Shadows
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978 Housewife , c1935 Courtesy of Constance Crawford
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978
Housewife , c1935
Courtesy of Constance Crawford
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978 Marta - alternate title, Bohemian, c1930 Courtesy of Constance Crawford
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978
Marta - alternate title, Bohemian, c1930
Courtesy of Constance Crawford
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978 Self Portrait, unfinished , c1950 Courtesy of Constance Crawford
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978
Self Portrait, unfinished , c1950
Courtesy of Constance Crawford

Ruth Miller Kempster (1904-1978) was an artistic force. Her images tell the story of women with sharp edged poignancy and dignity.

In Housewife c1935, the woman is looking directly at the viewer with a blank but confident stare, wide eyed and unashamed. She's wearing a bright red dress, but it is hidden by an apron, the armor of domesticity. Behind her right shoulder, her daughter assists, like a little apprentice, putting away dried dishes just washed by her mother. In the background is the husband, the breadwinner, deeply absorbed in his paper, supposedly concerned with the important business of the world after having been served his dinner.

In Marta, aka Bohemian, c1930, the woman is again dressed in red, or half dressed in red. She seems unexcited about dressing for what the day has in store for her. She stares at her white blouse she's about to put on, draped across the chair, as if contemplating why she's about to prepare for the day's unpleasantries. There's a strength about her, a determination, her hands on her hips and foot upon the bed, as if it were a defeated enemy.

In her Self Portrait, c1950, we see Ruth older, still with her eyes looking directly at the viewer, competent, confident, and perceptive. Her paintbrush is in hand, readied to state her case.

Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978 Death of a Christmas Tree, 1941 Courtesy of Constance Crawford
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978
Death of a Christmas Tree, 1941
Courtesy of Constance Crawford
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978 Evening, c1938 Courtesy of Constance Crawford
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978
Evening, c1938
Courtesy of Constance Crawford
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978 The Search , c1950 Courtesy of Constance Crawford
Ruth Miller Kempster, 1904-1978
The Search , c1950
Courtesy of Constance Crawford

Death of a Christmas Tree, 1941 is a wartime painting. It was done just after Pearl Harbor and the dismal Christmas of 1941. The old newspaper's headline atop the stack of old papers can be read upside-down, THIS IS WAR. The now discarded Christmas Tree, still with some of its decorations and tinsel, is also upside down, discarded onto a trash heap. Like the rest of the world, what was is no more. The celebration of the moment has been rudely displaced by a gripping fear of the unknown. The uncertainty of tomorrow is on everyone's mind. The two boards criss-crossed at the tree's base are now silhouetted against the darkening sky, forming an unmistakable cross, a harbinger of the the sacrifices to come.

I believe Evening, c1938, is a symbolic work. To me, the vertical standing woman paralleled by two tall trees intersect the horizon of water, a distant shore and bright sky, as if they are two forces in opposition. Its seems Kempster is speaking to us visually and symbolically, visually asking how do the verticals fit in a horizontal world? Symbolically, she may be asking, how does the woman make it in a man's world?

In The Search, 1950, a woman is ascending from the dark up a dangerous, steep and difficult staircase toward the light. Its as if she's struggling to be born, to break the bonds which have kept her in the dark, but she's not quite there yet. The struggle goes on, a commentary on the state of women Ruth Kempster has known and painted about her whole life.

Over the years, one of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's, featured artists has been Florence Young (1872-1974). Prior to viewing this exhibition, we have long thought of her as being primarily a landscape artist. But in this exhibition there were a half dozen or so of her paintings done in L.A.'s Chinatown during the early 1930's, the depression era.

These paintings show the Chinese residents in a respectful manner, going about their daily business with red stuccoed buildings, narrow streets, all festooned with clothes lines filled with laundry in every scene.

Florence Young, 1872-1974 The Baker, c1932 Pomona College Museum of Art
Florence Young, 1872-1974
The Baker, c1932
Pomona College Museum of Art
Florence Young, 1872-1974 Chinatown scene with figures, c1932
Florence Young, 1872-1974
Chinatown scene with figures, c1932

Her paintings are reminiscent of the paintings by the Ashcan painters in New York at the beginning of the twentieth century.


Maureen St. Gaudens
Maurine St. Gaudens, artist sleuth, and "The Case of the
Amalgamated Phantom"
How Florence Young &
Francis Upson Young were mixed together and for a time became
Florence Upson Young
Florence Young Half Dome Yosemite Mid
Florence Young
at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

Florence Young, 1872-1974 Chinatown scene with children, c1932 Pomona College Museum of Art
Florence Young, 1872-1974
Chinatown scene with children, c1932
Pomona College Museum of Art

Florence Young was born in Ft. Dodge, Iowa, and studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Student's League in New York. In New York, she may have been influenced by the Ashcan School. She did study with William Merritt Chase and Russian portraitist Nicolai Fechin. In 1920, she had moved to Long Beach, CA, and by 1930, had relocated to Alhambra just south of Pasadena where she remained the rest of her long life.

Florence had long been confused with another California artist, Frances Upson Young. For more on this remarkable story, read our article Maurine St. Gaudens, artist sleuth and "The Case of the Amalgamated Phantom." (link above)

Florence Young, 1872-1974 Street scene with four figures, c1932 Pomona College Museum of Art
Florence Young, 1872-1974
Street scene with four figures, c1932
Pomona College Museum of Art
Florence Young, 1872-1974 Chinatown scene with hanging laundry, c1932 Pomona College Museum of Art
Florence Young, 1872-1974
Chinatown scene with hanging laundry, c1932
Pomona College Museum of Art

Florence was active in a number of artist associations including the Women Painters of the West, the Valley Artists Guild and the Society for Sanity in the Arts, along with fellow Alhambra artist Sam Hyde Harris. She exhibited widely in the Los Angeles area. Her work is in the collections of the Orange County Museum of Art and Pomona College, Pomona, California. Florence died February 10, 1974 at the age of 101.

Mary Blair, 1911-1978 Alice at the Tea Party, 1951  Gouache Disney concept, Courtesy of Don andDenise Hahn
Mary Blair, 1911-1978, Alice at the Tea Party, 1951
Gouache Disney concept, Courtesy of Don and Denise Hahn

Here, Mary Blair works on animating bubbles
with Disney Studios animation effects artists
Joshua Meador and Jack Boyd, c1958.
Mary Blair, 1911-1978 Untitled, San Francisco Streetc1940 Private Collection
Mary Blair, 1911-1978
Untitled, San Francisco Streetc1940
Private Collection

Mary Blair (1911-1978) ws born in Oklahoma with the name Mary Browne Robinson. She grew up in Morgan Hill, California, and attended nearby San Jose State College. At age 20, she earned a scholarship to the prestigious Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. There, she met and married fellow student Lee Blair. Mary's forte was watercolor. She showed her work in the Philip Isley and Tone Price Galleries in LA as well as the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas.

The art market in the depression years wasn't enough to support Mary and her new husband Lee. They supplemented their fine art with commercial art. They found jobs in animation, first working for Ub Iwerks Studio and Harman-Ising Animation before finally finding positions at Disney Studios. Lee was hired full time by Disney in 1938 and Mary in 1940.

Mary Blair, 1911-1978 Untitled, Los Angeles House c1935-40 Courtesy of Maggie Richardson
Mary Blair, 1911-1978
Untitled, Los Angeles House c1935-40
Courtesy of Maggie Richardson
Mary Blair, 1911-1978 Untitled, c1935 Courtesy of Morgan Hill Historical Society
Mary Blair, 1911-1978
Untitled, c1935
Courtesy of Morgan Hill Historical Society

In 1941, both Lee and Mary Blair accompanied Walt Disney on his famous trip to South America, part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Good Neighbor" policy. (See our article, July Issue, 2018) This trip was eye-opening for Mary. She was influenced by the South American art culture. After the trip, her style and palette became wildly colorful. In short order, Walt Disney saw her talent and elevated her to be responsible for the color styling on Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. In 1964, she helped create It's a Small World, first exhibited at the 1964 World's Fair in New York and later at Disneyland.

In 1970, Mary and her husband retired to the beachside community of Soquel just south of Santa Cruz. In 1978, she suffered a stroke and Mary passed away at the age of 66.

Henrietta Shore, 1880-1963 Women of Oaxaca, Mexico, c1928, #119 Lithograph on Paper, Private Collection
Henrietta Shore, 1880-1963
Women of Oaxaca, Mexico, c1928, #119
Lithograph on Paper, Private Collection

Henrietta Shore (1880 - 1963) was born in Toronto in 1880. At the age of 20, she attended the New York School of Art where she studied briefly with William Merritt Chase, Frank V. Dumond. In 1902, she studied with ashcan painter, Robert Henri. In 1905, she went to England and studied at the Heatherly Art School in London where she came to know John Singer Sargent, a major influence on her work.

In 1913, Henrietta visited Los Angeles, and began the process of establishing her residency to become an American citizen. She became involved in the LA art community and helped found The Los Angeles Art Society. In 1930, she left LA and built her permanent home in Carmel.

Henrietta exhibited her work in LA and New York, and had solo exhibitions at San Francisco's Legion of Honor and the de Young Museums.

Mabel Alvarez 1891-1985 Untitled self portrait, c1940 Occidental College Library
Mabel Alvarez 1891-1985
Untitled self portrait, c1940
Occidental College Library
Margaret Bruton, 1894-1983 Untitled, Los Angeles House c1935-40 Courtesy of Maggie Richardson
Margaret Bruton, 1894-1983
Untitled, Los Angeles House c1935-40
Courtesy of Maggie Richardson
Elsie Palmer Payne, 1884-1971 Bus Stop, c1943 The Buck Collection at the UCI Institute  and Museum for California Art
Elsie Palmer Payne, 1884-1971
Bus Stop, c1943
The Buck Collection at the UCI Institute
and Museum for California Art

Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985) was born on Oahu. Her father was a doctor working with the leper colony established by Father Damien. She is known for her impressionist works, still-lifes, and portraits.

Margaret Bruton (1894-1983) was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Alameda, CA. She studied in NY at the Art Student's League and in Monterey with Armin Hansen.

Elsie Palmer Payne (1884-1971) was born in San Antonio, TX. She studied at the Best Art School in San Francisco. In 1912, she married fellow artist Edgar Payne. Although she was a gifted and accomplished artist, she sacrificed her much of her career to promote her husband's artistic legacy.

Marian Curtis, 1912-1972 The Empty Canvas, Self Portrait, c1945 Courtesy of the Marian Curtis Manning family
Marian Curtis, 1912-1972
The Empty Canvas, Self Portrait, c1945
Courtesy of the Marian Curtis Manning family
Marian Curtis, 1912-1972 Untitled, Semi-nude Portrait, c1940 Private Collection
Marian Curtis, 1912-1972
Untitled, Semi-nude Portrait, c1940
Private Collection
Dorr Bothwell, 1902-2000 Taos Woman, c1928 The Buck Collection at the  UCI Institute and Museum for California Art
Dorr Bothwell, 1902-2000
Taos Woman, c1928
The Buck Collection at the
UCI Institute and Museum for California Art

Marian Curtis (1912-1972) was born in LA. She studied at the Chouinard Institute with Phil Dike and Phil Paradise and was active in the Laguna Beach Art Association. During the Great Depression, she worked as an artist for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). She worked in oil, watercolor and ceramics. She taught a popular art series in the 1940's.

Dorr Bothwell (1902-200) was born in San Francisco, but her family moved to San Diego in 1911. In 1928, she spent two years in American Samoa. She was represented by galleries in San Francisco and San Diego. She known for her post surrealist works.

Lucretia Le Bourgeois Van Horn, 1882-1970 Woman with Purse, c1938 Private Collection
Lucretia Le Bourgeois Van Horn, 1882-1970
Woman with Purse, c1938
Private Collection
Elizabeth Borglum, 1848-1922 Untitled, Woman Reading, c1915 Private Collection
Elizabeth Borglum, 1848-1922
Untitled, Woman Reading, c1915
Private Collection
Grace McLean, 1885-1972 Hollywood Phantasy, c1940 Collection of Scot M and Erica Levitt
Grace McLean, 1885-1972
Hollywood Phantasy, c1940
Collection of Scot M and Erica Levitt

Lucretia Le Bourgeois Van Horn (1872-1970) was featured in our Dec 2017 issue. She was active in Berkeley and Palo Alto. She spent time with Diego Rivera. She studied at the Art Students League in New York. She had a love affair with a young Army officer, Douglas MacArthur. Her career shows extreme transition, from a Washington D.C. socialite to a socially conscious California modernist. Later in her career, she embraced modernism, cubism and abstract expressionism.

Elizabeth Borglum (1848-1922) was born in Racine, Wisconsin. After attending schools in Boston and New York, she taught music near Milwaukee. At age 33, she studied with William Keith in San Francisco. She married fellow Keith student, John Gutzon Borglum -- known for his later monumental achievement, Mount Rushmore! But Elizabeth and John separated and divorced in 1908. She was known for portraits and still lifes, but turned more and more to landscapes.

Grace McLean (1885-1972) Grace studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Arts in Boston. In her mid 30's, she moved to LA. She taught art at the Pasadena Academy of Fine Arts and the Stickney Memorial Art School. She worked in oil, watercolor, woodblock and sculpture. Hollywood Phantasy was exhibited with no commentary. But its suggestive erotic imagery done in 1940's America speaks to Grace's courage to create such daring art.

Vera C. M. Staples, 1883-1954 Olvera Street, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, CA, c1935 Private Collection, courtesy of Kelley Art Gallery, Pasadena
Vera C. M. Staples, 1883-1954
Olvera Street, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, CA, c1935
Private Collection, courtesy of Kelley Art Gallery, Pasadena
Nellie Lott Hoffman, 1861-1944 Untitled, View from the Arroyo Seco toward the San Gabriel Mountains, c 1924 Private Collection
Nellie Lott Hoffman, 1861-1944
Untitled, View from the Arroyo Seco toward the San Gabriel Mountains, c 1924
Private Collection

Vera C. M. Staples (1883-1954) came to America as an 8 year old from Bath, England. Her first husband Edward Carter died in 1911; during that marriage she signed her paintings Vera Carter. In 1929, she married Robert Martin Staples, a musician, teacher and violinist of the LA Philharmonic. At that time, she began signing her paintings as Vera C. M. Staples. She created, sold and taught china painting. She is also known for her landscape and genre paintings. Olvera Street owes much to Dutch genre painting of the 17th century, but with an early 20th century flare and California flavor.

Nellie Lott Hoffman (1861-1944) lived near Chicago and showed her artistic talents early on. She married George D. Hoffman, an inventive and entrepreneurial young man who met with great success. The couple relocated a number of times, ending up in Pasadena in 1911. By this time, Nellie was 51 years old. In 1922, they built a larger home on El Mirador overlooking the Arroyo Seco. Nellie, now 62, studied with Pasadena artist Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel and Orrin White. She is known for landscapes of the natural beauty of Southern California.

Mary Stevens Fish, 1841-1895 Tecolote Canyon Summer Camp of Henry Chapman Ford, Santa Barbara, CA, c1880 Estate of Rosemary Carton Brown
Mary Stevens Fish, 1841-1895
Tecolote Canyon Summer Camp of Henry Chapman Ford, Santa Barbara, CA, c1880
Estate of Rosemary Carton Brown
Nelbert Murphy Chouinard, 1879-1969 Eucalyptus on Hill, nd Artist Founder and Overseer of the famed Chouinard Art Institute
Nelbert Murphy Chouinard, 1879-1969
Eucalyptus on Hill, nd
Artist Founder and Overseer
of the famed Chouinard Art Institute

Mary Stevens Fish (1841-1895) After Mary's Presbyterian preacher father died at age 28, Mary moved along with her mother from her native New York to live with her brother who had relocated to Carpenteria near Santa Barbara. She studied with Henry Chapman Ford and participated in the Santa Barbara artist colony. In 1886 at the age of 45, she moved to Los Angeles. Throughout her artistic career, she painted and taught individual students. She is remembered for iconic landscape scenes of California and for her florals, especially California's wildflowers. She passed away at the young age of 54.

Nelbert Murphy Chouinard (1879-1969) is best known for founding and running the influential Chouinard Art Institute. Walt Disney wanted more artistically trained animators and had Chouinard teachers tutor his animators. When Nelbert suffered a stroke in her 70's in the early 1950's, Walt administered the school.

Almira A. Judson, 1872-1945 Untitled, The Schoolhouse through the Trees, 1915-20 Collection of Jerry Jackson
Almira A. Judson, 1872-1945
Untitled, The Schoolhouse through the Trees, 1915-20
Collection of Jerry Jackson
Boza Hessova (aka Beatrice Hess), 1860-1939 Rising and Vanishing Hollywood, c1934 Courtesy of Michael Kelley Gallery, Pasadena
Boza Hessova (aka Beatrice Hess), 1899-1981
Rising and Vanishing Hollywood, c1934
Courtesy of Michael Kelley Gallery, Pasadena
Hazel Coldwell Clark Pletsch, 1891-1967 Old Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA, c1928 Private Collection
Hazel Coldwell Clark Pletsch, 1891-1967
Old Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA, c1928
Private Collection

Almira A. Judson (1872-1945) was born in Milwaukee, WI and raised in Minnesota. On her first of three trips to Europe, she took art lessons at the Academie Julian in Paris with Edouard Krug. She also studied at the Women's Academy in Munich, then in Florence and again in Paris at L'Academie Colarossi.

In 1902, her aunt owned homes in San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Almira divided her time between the two homes. She was a member of the San Francisco Art Association. She exhibited at the Salon in Paris, and with art organizations in San Francisco. She painted in a pointillist style, incorporated dashes of contrasting color. But portions of a scene often incorporated areas of a single color with heavy impasto.

Boza Hessova, also known as Beatrice Hess (1899-1981), was a painter and designer born in Kralove, Dvur, Czechoslovakia on January 16, 1899. Hessova studied at the Prague Art Academy under Vacha and Kalvoda. Coming by way of Paris, she immigrated to America in 1913. For several years she worked in Chicago for the Marshall Field department store and executed murals in local churches and cathedrals. In 1928 she moved to Los Angeles where she painted portraits and landscapes. From 1948-63 when she was 49 to 64 years old, she worked for the Marine Museum in San Pedro, California. She died in San Pedro on July 5, 1981 at the age of 82.

Hazel Coldwell Clark Pletsch (1891-1967). Hazel was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. There, she studied with Thomas Fripp of the Royal Water Color Society. At the age of 15, her family relocated to Los Angeles where she continued her art studies at the Otis Art Institute. She was married twice, divorcing her first husband after 16 years in 1931. Her second marriage to Ernest V. Pletsch occurring around 1945 lasted until his death in 1967. She was active in Los Angeles art associations and is known for her oil and watercolor paintings of Southern California landscape and seascape scenes.

Matilda Lotz, 1858-1923 Stable Interior with Sheep, c1900 Collection of Kurt Kasten
Matilda Lotz, 1858-1923
Stable Interior with Sheep, c1900
Collection of Kurt Kasten
Ruth A, Linday, 1888-1982 Beacons in the Night, c1945 Lindsay Family Collection, courtesy Pasadena Society of Artists
Ruth A, Lindsay, 1888-1982
Beacons in the Night, c1945
Lindsay Family Collection, courtesy Pasadena Society of Artists

Matilda Lotz (1858-1923). Matilda has a life story worthy of a novel or good movie. Here's a taste ...

She was three years old when the Civil War began. Her parents had just emigrated to Tennessee from Germany. Her father Albert built their family house the same year she was born. When Matilda was six, her family's home was the scene of a Civil War battle. Just prior to the battle, Matilda's younger siblings, twins Julius and Julia, went to play in a nearby stream and died in the water poisoned by Confederate troops. Her father took the remainder of his family to a neighbor's farm where they hid out. When they returned home their land was littered with the dead, and their house was severely damaged. Although Matilda's father made immediate repairs, the family never recovered from the war. The moved on. For a brief time, they stayed in Memphis, but soon left for California by covered wagon. Today, the Lotz family house in Tennesse is a National Monument.

The family settled in San Jose in 1870. In 1874, Matilda, now 16 years old, attended the California School of Design and studied with Virgil Williams for six years. She continued her studies in Paris, becoming lifelong friends was Rosa Bonheur 1822-1899, a well known painter of animals. Although Rosa was 36 years older than Matilda, Matilda was heavily influenced by her. From that time on, Matilda spent most of her time in Europe. Although she revisited California, she traveled the world, viewing wildlife, painting commissions for wealthy Europeans and European royalty. In California, she did commissioned work for George Hearst, William Randolph Hearst's father and for Governor Leland Stanford.

Ruth A. Lindsay (1888-1982) was born in Ada, Ohio and raised in Goshen, Indiana. She left rural life to study art in New York at the Art Students League and other elite Eastern art schools. She later studied for two full years at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium. In 1912, she returned to the United States and married Harry W. Lindsay. In 1920, the couple moved to Pasadena where she taught art and gained a reputation for her portraits. She was a member of the Laguna Art Association, the Pasadena Society of Artists and the Women Painters of the West.

Vivian F. Stringfield (1881-1933) was born near San Louis Obispo. As a child, her family moved to Los Angeles. She attended UC Berkeley and then studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art and then on to the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Vivian is known for her adherence to the California Arts and Crafts Movement. She was an excellent colorist, with flat, muted Fauvist-like colors. Like so many artists of her time, she studied Japanese block prints. Her favorite landscapes were California seascapes, rolling hills and fanciful plants.

Vivian F. Stringfield, 1881-1933 Monterey Cypress, c1925 Courtesy of the Stringfield Family
Vivian F. Stringfield, 1881-1933
Monterey Cypress, c1925
Courtesy of the Stringfield Family
Elise Cavanna Seeds, 1902-1963 Fragment of Continuity, 1957 Courtesy of George Stern Fine Arts
Elise Cavanna Seeds, 1902-1963
Fragment of Continuity, 1957
Courtesy of George Stern Fine Arts

Elise Cavanna Seeds (1902-1963) was born in Germantown, PA. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts . In New York, she studied dance with Isadora Duncan. She performed in New York and in Europe. For a time, she worked with W.C. Fields in the Ziegfeld Follies. In 1926, she began to work as an actress in movies. W.C. Fields convinced her to move to Hollywood and continue working in films. Her career in film lasted until 1945. She's known for her eccentric personality, her six foot tall stature, her embrace of the unorthodox and her purple tinted hair.

Although painting was just another of her varied artistic channels, she did murals for the WPA, including two murals of prehistoric animals for the Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science and Art. She is regarded for her modernistic abstractions.

Anna Lee Stacey, 1865-1943 Grey Spring Morning in Cagnes,  (Cognes-sur-Mer, France), 1940 Collection of Heather and Paul Haaga
Anna Lee Stacey, 1865-1943
Grey Spring Morning in Cagnes,
(Cagnes-sur-Mer, France)
, 1940
Collection of Heather and Paul Haaga

Anna Lee Stacey (1865-1943) was born in Glasgow, Missouri and studied at the Pritchett Institute in Kansas City. There, she married one of her teachers, John F. Stacey. They moved to Chicago where Anna studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. The couple wintered in Pasadena and often visited Europe. They eventually settled in Pasadena. She is known for her California landscapes, seascapes and portraits.

Ella Moen Odorfer, 1901-1986 Untitled, Cubist Interior with Figure, nd Private Collectin
Ella Moen Odorfer, 1901-1986
Untitled, Cubist Interior with Figure, nd
Private Collection

Ella Moen Odorfer (1901-1986) was born in Bottineau, North Dakota. Ella's artistic talents were apparent early on, but little opportunity existed for her in in North Dakota. When she enrolled in the University of North Dakota, she was an active member of the sketch club. She was influenced by cubism and created texture with heavy impasto of long parallel lines done in large blocks of color.

Mary Darter Coleman, 1893-1956 Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles, c1928 Collection of Valerie Lardner
Mary Darter Coleman, 1893-1956
Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles, c1928
Collection of Valerie Lardner
Rose Schneider, 1895-1976 Untitled, Fishing Shack, San Diego Harbor, CA, c1935 Collection of Moe Parniani
Rose Schneider, 1895-1976
Untitled, Fishing Shack, San Diego Harbor, CA, c1935
Collection of Moe Parniani

Mary Darter Coleman (1893-1956) was born in Fort Worth, TX. After graduating from Texas Christian University, she studied at the Art Student's League in New York. She returned to Texas and taught at Midland College, Texas Christian University and the Phillips University in Oklahoma. For a time, she was married to artist Harvey B. Coleman. The couple settled in Los Angeles. In California, she studied with Edgar Payne and Jack Wilkinson Smith. She is known for her landscapes and portraits.

Rose Schneider (1895-1946) was born in La Grange, Missouri and was raised in San Diego. She studied with San Diego artist Charles Reiffel, and it is probable that she studied with Maurice Braun as well. She was a member of the San Diego Art Guild. She is known as a California scene painter.

Fishing Shack
(above), given the hanging laundry, is similar to the Chinatown paintings of Florence Young, pictured above.

Pasadena History Museum Past Exhibits | Emerging from the Shadows by Maurine St. Gaudens | Back to the Top


Museum Trips in your future ...
Now through May 27, in San Francisco
Monet: the Late Years
San Francisco's de Young Museum
featuring paintings from the de Young Museum, San Francisco,
the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth and the Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Coming Oct 21 to Denver, CO
Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature
Major lenders include the Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Denver Art Museum
opens Oct 21, 2019-Feb 2, 2020

Gallery Notes ...
At the Landmark Gallery
in Bodega
Linda Sorensen Contours Inkgrade

Linda Sorensen's
Contours, Ink Grade
24 x 30

Beyond Linda's studio, her paintings are currently showing at:

Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection,
located in the town of Bodega, west end of town a half block from the Casino, and just across from the General Store and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department.

Corrick's "Art Trails Gallery,
located in downtown Santa Rosa on 4th Street, just steps from Santa Rosa's reopened Town Square.

6th Street Playhouse, The Red Shoes Gallery
6th Street Playhouse, The Studio Gallery,
52 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa.

At Corrick's
in Santa Rosa
"Art Trails Gallery"

Linda Sorensen Hawks Hill to Point Bonita
Linda Sorensen's
Hawk Hill to Point Bonita
24 x 30
Linda Sorensen
Linda Sorensen
Linda Sorensen's Studio is now open in Graton.

In Graton, visits are by appointment only,
except for events such as Atelier One HANDS ON ART
and ART TRAILS and Art @ The Source

We must make arrangements with you for entry.
Call
707-875-2911 or email Linda at lindasorensen@earthlink.net

(Note that the gate/doors are generally locked on weekends, and we must let you in)

Linda Sorensen at Easel at Monte Rio Redwood Cabin Studio
Linda Sorensen at her easel

What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
by appointment in Graton or Bodega Bay
http://www.BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com | Call or Text 707-875-2911
email: Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com

Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Ren Brown
Ren Brown
The Ren Brown Collection
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
2019, The Year of the Boar: 2019 Karhu Calendar, Nishimura Ryo, Ikuta Koji
707-875-2922 |  rbc4art@renbrown.com
http://www.renbrown.com | Back to the Top
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Pacific Bay Gallery

Pacific Bay Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
Noki and Ron Jones, proprietors, featuring the etchings of Guillaume Azoulay
707-875-8925 |   Info@PacificBayGallery.com
PacificBayGallery.com | Back to the Top

Pacific Bay Gallery Azoulay
Bodega Bay's Jean Warren Watercolors
Bodega Bay resident Jean Warren says her paintings are reflections of the places she has lived and traveled.
Jean is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society,
California Watercolor Association and full member of Society of Layerists in Multi-Media.
Visit Jean's site and view examples at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts

http://www.JeanWarren.com

Jean Warren Watercolor

What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Lorenzo de Santis
Landmark Gallery's
Lorenzo de Santis
IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
including paintings by Linda Sorensen
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
Fri-Mon, 10:30 - 5:30
http://www.artbodega.com | Lorenzo@ArtBodega.com | Back to the Top
Linda Sopensen and Lorenzo de Santis
Linda Sorensen
&
Lorenzo de Santis
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
home of Sonoma County's Art @ the Source and Art Trails

282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm

Corricks Kevin Brown
Corrick's Keven Brown

IN SANTA ROSA Corrick's Art Trails Gallery | http://www.corricks.com/arttrailsgallery
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | Contact:: http://www.corricks.com/contact-us

Corrick's has been a Santa Rosa Treasure since 1915,
a downtown stationery store serving the community's "cultural hub."
Corrick's has long supported local artists with its impressive "ART TRAILS GALLERY,"
including paintings by Linda Sorensen.
And currently has a number of originals by Maurice Lapp ... (see our August 2017 article)

located on Fourth Street, steps away from Santa Rosa's revitalized town square
and Fourth Street's Russian River Brewery

Corricks
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
Dennis Calabi
IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery | http://www.calabigallery.com

We are located at 456 Tenth Street in Santa Rosa.
Contact us with any questions at (707) 781-7070 or info@calabigallery.com
456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: info@calabigallery.com | 707-781-7070
Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork.

http://www.calabigallery.com | Back to the Top
Easton Crustacean Dancing Dream 144
Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European fine prints
The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).
http://www.AnnexGalleries.com | Back to the Top
Rik Olson

IN GRATON Graton Gallery
http://www.gratongallery.com
Sally Baker, Marylu Downing, Tim Hayworth, Bruce K. Hopkins,
Rik Olson, Susan Proehl, Sandra Rubin, Mylette Welch
Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  | artshow@gratongallery.com
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Wednesday ~ Saturday 10:30 to 6, Sunday 10:30 to 4

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
Now Showing ... Waterworks, new paintings by our contemporary artists
Reception, Sun May 5, 1-3 pm, through July 7
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
http://www.christopherqueengallery.com |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Paul Mahder Gallery Thumbnail IN Healdsburg Paul Mahder Gallery
http://www.paulmahdergallery.com

 (707) 473-9150 | Info@paulmahdergallery.com
222 Mill Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Weds - Mon, 10-6, Sundays, 10-5
Hammarfriar Gallery Thumb IN Healdsburg Hammerfriar Gallery
http://www.hammerfriar.com

 (707) 473-9600
132 Mill Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Tues - Fri 10 to 6, Sat 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 4


john Anderson
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center

IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"

Petaluma Center for the Arts

Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
This museum tells Walt's story from the early days.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129

-- view location on Google Maps
--
Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
Monet: The Late Years
Now through - May 27
and Permanent Collection
De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society


California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail Oakland
Oakland Museum of California

-- ongoing Gallery of California Art
-showcasing over 800 works
from the OMCA's collection

Oakland Museum Thumbnail

San Francisco
SFMOMA

http://www.sfmoma.org

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Moraga
St Mary's College Museum of Art

Hearst Art Gallery

Hearst Art Gallery Thumbnail
Sonoma
Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen
Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA
(707) 939-7862
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Ukiah
Grace Hudson Museum

Artful Liaisons: Connecting Painters
Grace Carpenter, Edward Espey, and Grafton Tyler Brown

http://www.gracehudsonmuseum.org
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby,
Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth
.

Elizabeth Holland McDaniel Bolinas Embarcadero thumbnail
Walnut Creek
The Bedford Gallery, Lesher
Center for the Arts
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st
century artworks including paintings, sculpture,
new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.
San Jose Museum of Art Thumbnail
Monterey
Monterey Museum of Art

Ongoing exhibitions ...
Museums Permanent Collection
including William Ritschel, Armin Hansen
and E. Charlton Fortune

http://www.montereyart.org
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Monterey
Salvador Dali Museum

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
NEW TWO-YEAR LONG EXHIBIT
Nature's Gifts
Early California Paintings
from the Wendy Willrich Collection

Opening April 22, 2018
& their marvelous Permanent Collection
http://www.crockerartmuseum.org
Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan
Capitol Museum Sacramento Thumbnail Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum

-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
plus the works of Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
Norman Rockwell's mentor.
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Haggin Museum Stockton
Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures
from the colonial period to World War II—
a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine (now part of UC-Irvine)
The Irvine Museum
Poems Without Words
through Aug 10

Irvine Museum Thumbnail
Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Orange
Hilbert Museum, Chapman University
The Hilbert Collection focuses
on California Scene Painting,
including many well known
20th century California watercolor artists

Bay Area Scene Painting
through Apr 27

Hilbert Museum Chapman University Orange CA
Pasaden
Norton Simon Museum
-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena San Marino (near Pasadena)
The Huntington Library

American Art Collection
Paintings by John Singer Sargent,
Edward Hopper, Robert Henri,
Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran,
William Keith, Mary Cassatt,
Thomas Hart Benton and many more.

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West
Phoenix Art Museum
 
& Beyond
Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Museum
(see our Newsletter article
from February, 2015)


Honolulu Museum of Art Kamuela, HI (Big Island)
Issacs Art Center
65-1268 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, HI  96743
(See our Dec '16 article "Hawaii's Paul Gauguin," 
modernist Madge Tennent, 1889-1972)

Isaacs Art Center
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
( see our article Mar 2018
French and American Paintings )
Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art
Portland Art Museum Thumbnail
Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago
Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

Permanent collection
American Paintings
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art Thumbnail
Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
The Brooklyn Museum Thumbnail
New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art

The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts
Ottawa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art

Denver, CO
Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum at Night


By appointment only or online ... email or call ... Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com / 707-875-2911

... IN GRATON, CA ...
Linda Sorensen's studio and Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's showroom is now located in Atelier One, Graton. You may view all paintings in Linda Sorensen's or Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's online offerings. Call or email for an appointment.

... IN YOUR HOME ... Call or email for a an appointment. If appropriate, we'll bring the art to you (up to 200 miles from Bodega Bay).

... ON LINE ... Call or email about pieces which interest you. We offer FedEx shipping (included in price) in the U.S. for major purchases.


At present, we are acquiring few paintings. We are interested in considering works by Joshua Meador, or exceptional paintings by a few other Historic California artists. We do not do miscellaneous consignments but do represent artist estates. We do not provide appraisal services.

DO NOT CALL AND EXPECT A THOUGHTFUL ANSWER REGARDING YOUR PAINTING, ... INSTEAD, Please EMAIL US (Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com) along with a high resolution jpeg image of your painting. Include the name of the artist, its title, dimensions and condition. Please include any history or provenance. Rather than responding off the cuff, in a timely fashion we will read your note, do our homework, and write back and let you know if we wish to acquire your painting or we may give you our our ideas on how best to market your painting through other resources.