Homepage | Current Exhibit | Contact Us | Location | Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
California / American School | Recent Acquisitions | Printbin | Also Available | Artist Friends
Previously Offered
| Archives of Gallery Exhibits & Newsletters
to our newsletter

We share our list with NO ONE.
Unsubscribe anytime.
Your Email Address:
April 2011 Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
A Celebration of Early California, Western, and American Art ...
Open Wednesdays through Sundays 10:00 - 5:00 (other times by appointment)
1785 Coast Highway 1, PO Box 325, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911 (Map)
email: Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com | www.BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exterior Thumbnail
Visit us in our new home,
1785 Highway One, Bodega Bay
from our gallery
Museum Exhibits:
Bay Area, Southland & Beyond
Please share with your social networks |
Visit our archives page featuring a
"clickable" photo index
Photo of Albert Bierstadt Thumbnail
Treasures at Stockton's Haggin Museum, The paintings of Albert Bierstadt and other American, Californian, and French Impressionists

Photo of JC Leyendecker Thumbnail
Treasures at Stockton's Haggin Museum, Norman Rockwell's Mentor,
illustrator and artist
Joseph Christian Leyendecker

Finding Jake Lee Guide Cover Thumbnail
Finding Jake Lee at the Chinese Historical Society-- a detective story of the recovery of Jake Lee's
Chinese American Watercolor Suite

Historical context for "Finding Jake Lee,"
110 years ago, SF Call, November 1, 1901

Theodore Wores & Amedee Joullin,
Thoughts on the changing atmosphere of Chinatown

Treasures at Stockton's Haggin Museum,
The paintings of Albert Bierstadt and other American, Californian, and French Impressionists

Stockton's Haggin Museum Exterior
The centerpiece of Stockton's Victory Park,
The Haggin Museum

When it comes to offering an amazing array of fascinating historic California paintings, Stockton's Haggin Museum stands proudly among northern California's other great museums, San Francisco's de Young and the Legion of Honor, the Oakland Museum, and Sacramento's Crocker Museum

The Haggin features the largest display of paintings by Albert Bierstadt, accompanied with an array of works by William Keith, Thomas Hill, and Thomas Moran and famed Eastern and European artists. If you haven't been there yet, we highly recommend a visit to the Haggin Museum in your near future.

Haggin Museum Albert Bierstad
Albert Bierstadt, 1830 - 1902

Albert Bierstadt loved California and its magnificent scenery. His epic canvases of the Sierras, of coastal California, and of scenes throughout the West are filled with wonder.

In his own time, and still today, some offer critiques of his work as being too majestic, a glorified version of nature, perhaps attacking Bierstadt for his extraordinary commercial success.

But Bierstadt was an extraordinary painter, and when viewers allow one of his paintings to work on them, they are taken on a spiritual journey with Bierstadt himself serving as guide. He shows the glory of nature in all its harmony, poetry, melody and rhythm. His paintings are symphonies in paint, compositions expressing his spiritual connection, appreciation, and admiration of what lay before him. Through his paintings, he is inviting us to share in that vision.

Haggin Museum Albert Bierstadt Authm Woodland
Albert Bierstadt Autumn Woodland, Oil on canvas,
44 5/8 x 34 in, after 1875
Haggin Museum Jean Beraud Les Halles
Jean Beraud, Les Halles. oil on canvas
25 3/8 x 32 in. , c. 1879

Stockton's Haggin Museum hosts the largest collection of Bierstadt paintings on display in one location anywhere, along with an array of works by French and American impressionists and post impressionists.

Along side the Bierstadts are works by Jean Beraud, Thomas Hill, Thomas Moran, William Keith, William Merritt Chase, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Childe Hassam, Ralph Blakelock, and William- Adolphe Bouguereau.

Albert Bierstadt A Wave Breaking on the Bahamas Coast, oil on canvas,
54 x 84 in., after 1878
Haggin Museum Albert Beirstadt Forest Monarchs
Albert Bierstadt Forest Monarchs, oil on canvas,
32 3/8 x 44 in., after 1875
Albert Bierstadt was born in 1830 near Dusseldorf, Germany. Two years later, his family moved to New Bedford Massachusetts. At age 23, Albert returned to Dusseldorf where he studied painting, focusing on Alpine landscapes. After four years of study, he returned to America in 1857 where he joined a survey expedition which enabled him to travel across the country.

He was quite an up to date artist. Four years prior to the Civil War, Bierstadt took photos of the American Landscape, an emerging
Albert Bierstadt Canadian Rockies, oil on canvas
27 7/8 x 19 1/8 in. circa 1890
Haggin Museum Albert Bierstadt  Evening on Oneida Lake
Albert Bierstadt Evening on Oneida Lake, oil on canvas,
30 x 44 in, After 1875

technology at the time which was both bulky and complex. His photos and sketches of mountain ranges and dramatic rock formations would show up in his canvases later on. He painted the American West on a grand scale, capturing the imagination of viewers and catapulting himself into international fame. His paintings sold well and gave Bierstadt a level of success unknown by most other artists.

He was married in 1867 and visited London where he met Queen Victoria. His wife Rosalie needed to live in a warm climate for

Haggin Museum Albert Bierstadt Moose
Albert Bierstadt Moose, oil on canvas,
50 x 43 in, after 1880

health reasons, and the couple moved to Nassau in the Bahamas. He continued his work traveling throughout America and Europe, often returning for visits to his wife in Nassau.

It is surprising he did not do more paintings of the sea. Having grown up in New Bedford, CT, he certainly was exposed to the nautical way of viewing the world. Once in California, he did make studies of the sea. In 1872 he ventured outside the Golden Gate to visit the Farallon Islands where he sketched rugged rock formations, crashing waves, and sea lions.

Although not known for his wildlife paintings, he certainly was impressed by wildlife. Beginning in the 1870's he began painting wild animals. His animal paintings linked Bierstadt with other notable European paintings, Sir Edwin Landseer and Rosa Bonheur. Moose was painted after 1880, and is Bierstadt's way of honoring the animal

Haggin Museum Thomas Hill Waterfall High Sierra Chilnu Waters
Thomas Hill, Waterfall, High Sierras Chilnu Waters.
oil on Canvas 46 ¼ x 35 in. c. 1877
Haggin Museum Thomas Moran A Woodland Temple
Thomas Moran, A Woodland Temple,
oil on Canvas, 62 1/8 x 52 in., 1867

Haggin Museum Pierre Auguste Renoir La Toilette Haggin Museum
Pierre Auguste Renoir : La Toilette, The Coiffure,
pastel on paper 32 x 23 5/8 in. circa 1888

Haggin Museum William Merritt Chase The Artist's Wife
William Merritt Chase, The Artist’s Wife,
pastel, 29 ½ x 23 ½ in., circa 1884

William Keith, Mount Tamalpais, 1879
oil on canvas, 40 x 72 in.

which he shot earlier that year in Maine, the eighth largest antlers in sporting history. The head with its massive rack was stuffed and hung on the wall in Bierstadt's studio.

A real gem offered by the Haggin is William Keith's Mount Tamalpais, a confident example of Keith's mastery of achieving depth and a distant atmosphere bathed in moist shadow.

Haggin Museum Paul Gauguin Still Life Flowers and Fruit
Paul Gauguin, Still Life Flowers and Fruit
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 22, Undated

Haggin Museum Albert Bierstadt Yosemite Valley
Albert Bierstadt Yosemite Valley, Lake in Yosemite Valley, oil on canvas
36 1/8 x 52 in, (1863-1875)

Two hundred of the Haggin Museum's paintings come from one collection, once housed in the New York townhouse of Louis Terah Haggin, 1847?-1929. Haggin collected highly regarded artists of his time. He frequently resided in Paris and collected the conservative salon painters such as Jean Beraud, Rosa Bonheur, and William Bougereau. Of American artists, he liked impressionist Childe Hassam and he especially loved Hudson River School painters, Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran.

Louis Haggin was the wealthy son of James Ben Ali Haggin, a prominent Kentucky family.

Haggin Museum Childe Hassam Carriage Parade
Childe Hassam, Carriage Parade, oil on canvas
36 ¼ x 19 3/8 in. , after 1910
Haggin Museum Sunset in the Valley Albert Bierstadt
Albert Bierstad Sunset in the Yosemite Valley
oil on Canvas 36 ¼ x 52 ¼ in.

James Ben Ali Haggin came to California in the 1870's and built his fortune with investments in real estate and mining. He lived on Nob Hill and decorated his fifty room mansion with paintings. Louis continued in his father's art collecting ways, often with monumental works.

After Haggin's death in 1929, the collection was donated to the Haggin Museum in Stockton by his daughter, Eila Haggin McKee.

The Haggin's Hull Gallery
The offer of these paintings was made to the San Joaquin Pioneer and Historical Society which set a goal of establishing a history museum in Stockton telling the story of Stockton's role as a major center of California's Central Valley.
Albert Bierstadt In the Yosemite Haggin Museum Stockton CA
Albert Bierstadt In the Yosemite Valley , oil on canvas
24 x 32 in. circa 1890-1902
Previously from our
August '10 newsletter,
Albert Bierstadt Roman Fish Market Gate of Octavia Thumbnail
Albert Bierstadt at the de Young,
Six Paintings Apart From
What You Might Expect
The San Joaquin Pioneer and Historical Society was unsuccessful in gaining much in funds to launch their project, and the offer from Elia Haggin McKee was most welcome and readily accepted. It not only came with a wealth of paintings, but with thirty thousand dollars to construct a building to house the collection. The only condition was that the museum was to be named for her father. Louis Terah Haggin. Thanks to the generosity of this gift, the Haggin Museum now serves two purposes, providing a window into the history of Stockton and the Central Valley, and as a well endowed art museum, featuring California, American, and European paintings of the late 19th century.
    Back to the Top    

J C Leyendecker Photo
Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
1874 - 1951

Treasures at
Stockton's Haggin Museum

... after a three year tour
now back home,

Norman Rockwell's mentor,
illustrator and artist
Joseph Christian Leyendecker

Haggin Museum Stockton CA Exterior
The centerpiece of Stockton's Victory Park,
The Haggin Museum

J. C. Leyendecker is best known for his poster, book and advertising illustrations, but in a greater sense, he established a way of telling the American story graphically, with humor, with sentimentality blended with substance. His works were not only pleasing to gaze upon, but they touched a commonality, a sense of our communal joy of being part of America.

Joseph Christian Leyendecker Exhibition at Stockton's Haggin Museum
Tastefully displayed on two levels, including the familiar twin black stripes of the Saturday Evening Post's bannerhead, examples from the life and career of Joseph Christian Leyendecker bear witness to his contribution to the storytelling traditions he helped establish for artistic cover art.
J C Leyendecker Cereal Ad
from Leyendecker's famed Kelloggs cereal ads

Bobbing for Apples
J C Leyendecker Santa Claus
Our now familiar idea of Santa Clause


J C Leyendecker Enlistment Poster
Recruitment Posters
J C Leyendecker Bellboy with Mothers Day Plant
he helped establish Mother's Day
J C Leyendecker Bonds Poster
Buy Bonds

In his career, he painted over 400 magazine covers, including 322 for the Saturday Evening Post. Norman Rockwell did one less cover, reserving the honor of most covers to his beloved mentor.

His family came to Chicago in the 1880's where he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by studies at the Academie Julian in Paris. There he learned - from the thriving ubiquitous examples of Parisian street posters created by the likes of Jules Cherét (1836-1933), Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) - that artists could achieve both fame and fortune by producing commercial illustrations.

Upon his return to Chicago, his emphasis on commercial art commenced a career that had him doing illustrations for Kellogg's cereals and a large number of magazine covers for Colliers and The Saturday Evening Post. Through his illustrations, Leyendecker touched and guided aspects of American culture.

Our contemporary vision of Santa Claus as a red suited jolly fat man trimmed in white fur was first popularized by Leyendecker. In the May 30, 1914 edition of the Saturday Evening Post, he did a cover of a bellhop carrying a bouquet of hyacinths. This lead to President Woodrow Wilson's declaring Mother's Day an official holiday. He covered most of Americana, from its love of baseball, to advertising Kelloggs cereals, and using his artistry to help in the war effort, creating enlistment posters and selling war bonds.

When we think of an artist capturing the essence of the purely American scene, we can't help but think of Norman Rockwell. But Rockwell's genius was not the product of his vision alone. He proudly stood on the broad shoulders of those who came before, and in his case, it was the shoulders of his friend and mentor, Joseph Christian Leyendecker. Today, we often think of Rockwell as the one who established the quintessential images of Americana, but Rockwell's accomplishments are a derivative of Leyendecker's artistry. Through their long friendship and association, Rockwell learned a great deal from Leyendecker.

When critics discuss Rockwell, the conversation often results in a visit to the question "illustration or art." Perhaps Leyendecker's comment to a similar question adds light to this issue. Leyendecker once quipped that he preferred that his art be reproduced and appreciated by the wider population than having a comparatively few see it in a museum or gallery.
Joseph Christian Leyendecker Bringing Home the Christmas Goose
Bringing Home the Christmas Goose
J C Leyendecker Sat Eve Post New Year's Covers
Over the years, Baby New Year's
  Back to the Top    

Finding Jake Lee at the Chinese Historical Society--
a detective story of the recovery of Jake Lee's Chinese American Watercolor Suite

Jack Lee Exhibition Flyer
Jake Lee Immigrants Disembarking Ship
Immigrants Disembarking Ship
1849-Lured by the magic of California's Gold Rush, Chinese disembarked
on San Francisco's waterfront en route to the gold mines.

Many remembered these wonderful watercolors, but whatever happened to them?

Twelve large watercolor paintings by artist Jake Lee depicted the Chinese American story and graced the walls of the famed Kan's Restaurant in Chinatown for years. San Franciscans and their out-of-town guests admired these works as they

enjoyed the wonderous food, atmosphere and congenial company at the celebrated eatery.

When Kan's closed, the paintings disappeared, at least until just this last year when Sue Lee of the Chinese Historical Society heard just days before eleven of the twelve were to be auctioned in Pasadena. She marshalled her forces, quickly flew to Pasadena for the auction, and was able to secure seven of these wonderful paintings for the Chinese Historical Society. She lost the other four to a single bidder, but is working to acquire those as well.

But where was the twelfth painting? Sue Lee was most lucky. When she returned from Southern California, she learned that the twelfth painting was hanging in a local business and she was able to retrieve it for the museum. This one is different from the eleven others. Eleven were vertical and of the same dimensions, but the twelfth was horizontal, a depiction of Chinese Firehose brigade racing as part of a Fourth of July celebration in Deadwood, South Dakota.

What is great about this exhibition is that it is bringing new light to Jake Lee's art and his story telling. Today he is seen as a marvelous visual chronicler of the Chinese American past. Borrowing from the WPA style of watercolors done during the Great Depression, Lee composed scenes showing how Chinese laborers participated in building America and were participating citizens.

A watercolor artist and teacher, Jake Lee was best known as a commercial artist who did illustrations for magazines, greeting cards and book jackets. As a storytelling artist, he reminds Chinese Americans of how the Chinese were involved in numerous industries and endeavors. Lee's images challenge the stereotypes of Charlie Chan, Chinese laundrymen and "Hop Sing" houseboys and cooks. Jake Lee wanted to cause Chinese Americans to contemplate the kinds of lives lived by the early immigrants and to consider their contributions to the development of California.

Taken together, these twelve paintings are Jake Lee's Chinese American Suite. Together, they tell the epic tale of an immigrant people who came with hope and a willingness to endure hardship and work extremely hard. In sweat shops of Chinatown, the railroad crews of the Central Pacific, the vineyards and orchards of Sonoma County, and shrimp fishing on San Francisco Bay, and Sierra Nevada mining, day by day, the Chinese climbed the American ladder of success from the lowest rung upward. Along the way, they shared the joy of life and never forgot their roots, maintaining language and tradition, celebrating Chinese New Years with Lion Dancers and firecrackers, hanging Chinese lanterns, and keeping alive Chinese literature, culture, and theater.

Johnny Kan and Jake Lee were well matched as both tried to dispel inaccuracies about the Chinese in American life.

As a restauranteur, Johnny Kahn insisted on authentic Chinese cuisine. He used to say that "chop suey" was as Chinese as "Irish stew" was Irish. Herb Caen wrote, "Johnny Kan has elected to preside over a first-rate Chinese restaurant dedicated to all that is genuine and worthwhile in Chinese cooking. On his menu, you will find ... dishes that heretofore have been denied to all but the cognoscenti."

Jake Lee Laborers Working on Central Pacific Railroad
Laborers Working on Central Pacific Railroad
In the Sierras, thousands of Chinese laborers build the Central Pacific tracks,
which joined the Union Pacific to span America in 1869.

Jake Lee was keenly aware of how stereotypes were built, because he worked for a while as an extra in Hollywood. After the war, the Hollywood studios were looking for Asians to play Japanese soldiers for all kinds of war pictures. As Jake often told the tale, he appeared in many of these classic films often being killed off, then was changed into a different uniform by the wardrobe department, and sent back onto the set only to be killed again.

But as a painter, he wanted the story of the Chinese Americans to be told in all its truthful and realistic aspects, from the harshness of their labor to the sweetness of their cultural life and joy. He considered their part in the American story as worthy as any other group, and his Chinese American Watercolor Suite does just that. The exhibit runs through September 16th, and you now have an added incentive to visit Chinatown soon, and view and taste again the wonder of the Chinese American story

The four paintings not on exhibit are: Shoemakers in Massachusetts, 1870, Shrimp Camp at China Camp. Miners in the Mother Lode Country. and Lantern Making in San Francisco.

Jake Lee Cigar Makers in San Francisco
Cigar Makers in San Francisco
Cigar-making in a shop in San Francisco,circa 1862,
one of the flourishing trades at which the Chinese became adept.

Jake Lee Vineyard Workers in Sonoma County
Vineyard Workers in Sonoma County
Chinese tending vineyards and orchards in Sonoma County.
Wine Caves were dug in limestone hills.

Jake Lee Champion Firehose Team of Deadwood SD 1888 Left
Jake Lee Champion Firehose Team of Deadwood SD 1888 Right
Champion Firehose Team of Deadwood, South Dakota, 1888
Champion Firehose Team of the Deadwood, South Dakota Fire Department, and winners of the Fourth of July Race in 1888.
Jake Lee Pig Roasting in Nevada City
Pig Roasting in Nevada City
Crackling roast pig on Sunday, prepared in an outdoor brick pit,
cuisine highlight in Chinatown near Nevada City, California
Jake Lee Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinese New Year Celebration
Lion Dance and fireworks for charity in San Francisco's Chinatown
before the Earthquake in 1906.
Jake Lee Chinese Opera House San Francisco
Chinese Opera House, San Francisco
Chinese Opera House in early Chinatown, this is a cultural heritage
which has been preserved to this day.
Jake Lee Shoemakers in Massachusetts
Shoemakers in Massachusetts, 1870
Shoe-making in a factory, North Adams, Massachusetts, in the 1870's, another role the Chinese played in America.
Jake Lee Shrimp Camp at China Camp
Shrimp Camp at China Camp
China Camp located on the Marin coast of San Francisco Bay, a famous location of the fishing and shrimping industry which started in the 1880's.
Jake Lee Miners in the Mother Lode Country
Miners in the Mother Lode Country
The 1850's -- Chinese mining the Mother Lode in search of the precious yellow metal.
Jake Lee Lantern Making in San Francisco
Lantern Making in San Francisco
A lantern shop in San Francisco, Chinatown, part of the arts and crafts the Chinese brought to the "Golden Hills."

Jake Lee hanging Shoemakers in Massachusetts with Nancy Hom, Miss Chinatown
Jake Lee at Kan's Restaurant, hanging Shoemakers in Massachusetts
with the assistance of Nancy Hom, Miss Chinatown

Finding Jake Lee is made possible through the generous support of
The Candelaria Fund, Wells Fargo Bank Foundation, Grants for the Arts San Francisco Art Commission, Fifth Age of Man Foundation, Thomas and Eva Fong Foundation,
| John and Connie Young Yu, Laura Lai, and Peter Booth Wiley.
Sammy, Frank and Dino at Kans Restaurant
Sammy, Frank and Dino at Kans
Jake Lee in Photo with Herb Caen
Artist Jake Lee (rear left) and columnist Herb Caen (front second from the right)
Here are a few examples from the impressive list of appreciative celebrity guests who dined at Kan's Restaurant, one of the preferred activities when in San Francisco.
Paul Newman photo at Kans Restaurant
Paul Newman signed photo at Kans
Yul Brenner at Kans Restaurant
Yul Brenner at Kans
Back to the Top

From the San Francisco Call, November 1, 1901, here is a striking historical context for the "Finding Jake Lee" article above.

In 1901, famed California artists Theodore Wores and Amedee Joullin lamented the changing atmosphere in Chinatown. From an artistic standpoint, they felt that improvements to Chinatown's buildings and the introduction of electric lights were eroding the atmospheric quaintness of the once hoveled enclave. They were saddened that this distinctively famed ethnic corner of San Francisco was being sanitized and modernized out of existance. Judged by today's standards, their sentiments were riddled with the prejudice and racism of the times.

Wores and Joullin had an acute artistic sense, but they were blind to California's future. Incredible waves of change were headed toward San Francisco. They were situated on the cusp of a new century, which would include the devastation of the 1906 quake just four years hence. And in less than forty years two massive bridges would span the Bay, and be followed with an explosion of population, automobiles and freeways, skyscrapers and airplanes.

But Wores and Joullin were not looking ahead. Instead they lamented the change in front of them. Their statements convey a sense that they viewed the slow but steady progress gained by the Chinese people as a bad thing. They failed to see what was before them, an evolving Chinatown and the Chinese community ascending from its lowly immigrant beginnings to assuming a emerging role in the shape and character of the City and of the nation.

At the beginning of the 20th century, a 42 year-old Theodore Wores (1859-1939) and a 40 year-old Amedee Joullin (1862-1917) expressed dismay at these changes. Nearly sixty years later, a 45 year-old artist Jake Lee (1915-1991) celebrated those same changes and the story being forged by the Chinese American people. It is for us today to judge which artistic vision had the greater tale to tell.

To the left is a brief note from the San Francisco Call written by painter Theo Wores who said of Chinatown, "Most of the charm is lost, for with every attempt to Americanize the place with the idea of producing order and compelling cleanliness, the old Oriental atmosphere is dissipated."

To the right, Amedee Joullin was equally displeased by the improvements the Chinese were making in their enclave. He had to say this of Chinatown. "Of course it was never a pleasant place to work because of the dirt and the way the Chinese had of scrambling over one's shoulders. But an artist would have it so than as it is. Now that it is being made clean, there will soon be nothing to paint."

The same text is reprinted below for easier reading.

Reprinted from above, comments of Theo Wores ... From an Artist's Standpoint Chinatown is Each Year Becoming More Impossible.

It is very true that from an artist's standpoint, Chinatown is each year becoming more and more impossible. There used to be a certain delight in working there, right in the heart of San Francisco, and yet as far removed from the bustle and garishness of the modern city as though one had sailed over seas. Most of that charm is lost for with every attempt to Americanize the place with the idea of producing order and compelling cleanliness, the old Oreintal atmosphere is dissipated.

I have always felt that had Chinatown flourished in or near any of the great art centers of the world it would have been made famous for all times by brush and pencil.

I never go there now -- there is nothing to attract one. Much that was once so picturesque has either been covered over with whitewash or is becoming repaired and put in order for a coat of whitewash to-morrow. T. Wores

Reprinted from above, comments of Amedee Joullin ... Whitewash and Electricity are Making Picturesque Possibilities but a Memory.

There is no doubt that the Chinatown of artists will soon be but a memory. What would you have? The walls are being whitewashed, the passageways are being lighted with electricity, everything that used to have charm is being transformed to color and picturesque possibilities.

I should not care to paint there again. What color there is is gaudy, outre (passing the bounds of what is considered usual), regarded from the standpoint of present-day art. It was not so a few years ago. Then there was atmosphere -- there was faint, almost imperceptible smoke from the fireplaces giving tone.

Of course it was never a pleasant place to work because of the dirt and the way the Chinese had of scrambling over one's shoulders. But an artist would rather have it so than as it is. Now that it is being made clean, there will soon be nothing to paint.

It is a pity. I believe that every artist who has worked there regrets that Chinatown cannot be permitted to grow old with the passing years and to change only as age would dictate. ... Amedee Joullin

The San Francisco Call adds to the comments of Wores and Joullin with its own editorial thoughts
SF CAll Full Page Article Nov 1, 1901
Full Page Article as it appeared in the SF Call
Chinatown is passing.

San Francisco’s Chinatown, the talked of, the written about, the visited -- it is passing.

Perhaps you don’t see it. that all depends upon what kind of an eye you are looking with.

If it be a financial eye, of course you don’t see it. Business was never better, say the merchants up Dupont street. Tourists come and go, faster and thicker year after year. the country is prosperous and there is money enough afloat to reach the rare old lacquers and porcelains and ivories that bring the righteous and the unrighteous profit.

If it be the eye of the statistician, you don’t see it. Population within those dozen blocks is on the rapid increase, you say. Where once a few pioneer Chinese huddled, now there are thriving families rearing plenty of small fry to fill the tenements even fuller.

Ah, but if it be the eye artistic! Then you know only too well that there is no longer in our midst a little, crowded treasure trove of Oriental colors that blend to harmony, of shaky walls and rotting structures that beg to be transferred to canvas. The artists have been robbed of their treasure, they say, and the robbery was committed by a Board.

Many men and women who are familiar with every nook and corner and all the devious ways of Chinatown stroll through the narrow streets these days and glance about regretfully, as they note a change in some doorway; the absence of some awning, or the addition of some modern device.

They are the people who look for lights and shadows, color effects, types of humanity--they are the artists to whom Chinatown has brought much of happiness and no little measure of fame. It is through their achievements that the place is destined to live for years and years after the city will have razed the present quarter. It is from their viewpoint the death warrant of Chinatown was signed when some men, collectively known as a Board, began to buy whitewash, and it is their Chinatown that is slipping into the waste that past days make.

Who would choose to paint a flooring of macadam? Who could see anything picturesque in a wall which stares one out of continence with its unblinking whiteness?

The Flower Stand, Theo Wores

Not an artist, surely.

It used to be that not a day passed but the congested alleyways, the obscure courts and even the traveled main streets were dotted with easels. Even though it rained there was always some typical, slant-eyed creature ready to pose. Art students by the score found it inspiring to be working beside painters whose work was already spreading the fame of Chinatown. Now on the sunniest days one may loiter about through the streets, in the shops, anywhere, and find no sign of a pencil or brush. Pretty Chinese children play about the doorways. Curious figures silently scuffle in and out the passageways, but the artists who knew them have departed, apparently for all time.

The very atmosphere, they complain, which formerly was to them redolent of Orientalism, quaintness -- “old-world charm,” they called it -- has been replaced by a decided flavor of twentieth century progressiveness.

Chinatown as everyone knows, is being put in a

The Alley , Amedee Joullin

sanitary condition; at least there are strivings for that result: therefore Art must betake herself to other haunts.

For how could anyone with artistic cravings satisfy them in a room where every object stands fully revealed in the radiance of an incandescent lamp. Time was when that same room was filled with shadows and with a soft light falling fitfully here and there from a wonderfully wrought, incense burning lamp. Then it was that artists were at work.

It used to be that chimneys were unknown in the precincts of the soft-stepping Chinese, and when at successive hours during the day one Celestial after another would come to cook his little meal of rice and pork, but there was always a pale blue haze from burning wood and charcoal, to soften the color of a flaunting canopy. The curling blue smoke is carried away in flumes now, and gaudy splashes of red and green and yellow flare distractingly on one’s vision.

Fresh clean planks in the Chinese theater replace the rotting and begrimed flooring that was once a study in itself.

Walls have been covered over with paper in conventional patterns. There is even a white enameled iron bedstead in one little den where less than a year ago ten Chinese used to huddle on bad smelling but picturesque mats.

Smoke-stained rafters that were delightfully suggestive of age and primitive living have been painted white.

Candy Seller , Theo Wores

Out on the streets -- even down Fish alley, but more conspicuously in some of the wider avenues -- evidence can be found of the passing.

It was a good many years ago that Amedee Joulin painted Fish alley. He found it full of color, of rickety balconies and flapping awnings in varying shades. Into bamboo baskets were gathered bright colored paper scraps. The baskets have disappeared and a cart daily gathers all such refuse from receptacles less antique and more practical.

No wonder that Joullin is one of those to say that chinatown has had its day. A stroll through the crooked byways is to him like meeting an old friend in whom some sad change has taken place. Joullin of late has been painting Indians, but his Chinatown pictures were among his best.

In the days when Wores painted in Chinatown--it was Theodore Wores who back in the early eighties “discovered” its possibilities, although Jules Tavernier had worked there before--in desultory fashion, Wores painted the pictures that brought him many shekels from people like Earl Rosebery, Sir Thomas Hesketh and Mrs Hopkins Searles and introduced San Francisco’s Chinatown to the art connoisseurs of New York, Boston and London, there was not a vestige of whitewash, not a thought of renovation. He was looked upon by the people he painted as something of an interloper. The story is still told how, in order to get the interior of a josshouse (a place of worship enshrining both Buddhist and Taoist deities), he became a paid-up subscriber to the society. The piece of red paper on which his name is inscribed in odd hieroglyphics may be seen any day posted on the wall of the Sacramento-street josshouse in company with the names of hundreds of Chinese patrons. That slip of paper is an undisturbed memorial of the five years Wores spent among the Chinese. Perhaps more than any other, he has pictured their lives and customs, and a comparison of his paintings with the streets and interiors as seen today will quickly reveal in the difference of scene and color the mutability of art subjects.

The old Palace Hotel and the Royal, which once teemed with color and where in each room could be found material for a characteristic sketch, have the past year or so become as commonplace as the most practical Board of Health man could wish.

On every street some ornate little balcony, beloved by wielders of the brush, has been removed or painted over. Leaning walls have been straightened and loose boards on the older buildings have been nailed down. On the roofs odd effects secured from a vista in which clothes poles and ledges filled with blooming plants were deliciously mingled are seldom found now. there will be still other departures. One man who used to paint there declared the other day that the inhabitants themselves are coming to lack something that at one time made them excellent subjects for studies. Perhaps they, too, are yielding to the pressure of civilization, and while learning the use of English and soap they may be losing the distinctiveness that has hitherto made them so much worth while to artists. Were a man to begin painting there tomorrow, he would not, as Jules Pages did when he worked on his famous picture, the one that received honorable mention at the Paris salon of 1896 and that helped him to win finally the medal, have to have some one constantly by him to keep the inquisitive Celestials from hanging on his shoulders and his easel. They probably would glance at him from a distance unconcernedly.

Piexotto sketched in Chinatown last year, but he did not attempt color, a significant fact. It is said that he will have the distinction of being the last of the artists of any note to seek themes in Chinatown. Even the students, those who send broadcast calendars and Christmas cards, are looking elsewhere for studies, for, like the painters in oil and the many who have done exquisite things in water color and pencil, they feel the change that has gradually been transforming the locality, and they, too, no longer find inspiration there.

Chinatown is passing. with every bucket of whitewash the end is hastened.

(Title from the newsprint is indistinguisable), Theo Wores
    See this article on the Library of Congress website
  Back to the Top

Back to the Top

* * * * * * *
Gallery Notes
  • Our next gallery exhibition will be opening mid April and is entitled California's Northern Coast, Paintings of Monterey, Marin, Sonoma & Mendocino Counties, featuring works by Linda Sorensen and an eclectic selection of works from our collection.
  • Bodega Bay Film Fest Logo
    We're pleased to announce that Bodega Bay is hosting the Bodega Bay Short Film Festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29. Screenings will occur at the spectacularly scenic UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory's lecture hall. Short films from around the world of all different genres, drama, comedy, sci-fi, action, horror, romance, animation, and documentary. The jury will be made up of celebrities and we will announce them soon. Check their website for tickets and more details! Seating is limited, so a word to the wise.
  • Prescott, Arizona's Phippen Museum presents a new exhibit opening April 16 and contining through July 10, 2011 Preview and Reception April 15. This exhibit asks the question, “Is art in the genes or in the ‘jeans’?” pairing multigenerational Western Artists together, many of them for the first time. They have fathers with sons, grandfathers with granddaughters, and many more family pairings as they explore the great dynasties of American Western Art. Art & Heritage coversation — “Artists in the Family”A conversation with married artists Fred and Deborah Fellows April 16, 1–2 p.m. See Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's previous exhibition, "Generations" featuring California desert painters Johw W. Hilton and Kathi Hilton.
  • The Thunderbird Foundation of the Arts in Mt. Carmel, Utah is hosting "Zornes." The home for the Thunderbird Foundation was once the summer home of California artist Maynard Dixon. Later on, the home was sold to Milford and Pat Zornes. This new exhibit opens April 1.
  • The Fisherman's Festival takes place April 30th and May 1st. Come and help bestow a blessing on the fleet. Wanda McManus is in charge of the art tent, and Linda Sorensen, Diane Luiz, and Cindy Perry among others are participating.
  • We have added photos of some of the late Gail Packer's etchings to our site, along with a video of her working in her studio and demonstrating and explaining the etching process. Gail's etchings continue to gain new fans as gallery visitors view her work for the first time while maintaining a well established community of collectors of her work.
  • Linda Sorensen's studio is located below the Terrapin Creek Cafe and the Local Color Gallery. Most weekend, she can be found there painting "Open Studio", but its' best to call 707-875-2911 to make certain she'll be available. You may see her of her works at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, or click on her website, LindaSorensenPaintings.com .
Back to the Top
* * * * * * *
What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Now at home in our new location!

1785 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay,
CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exterior
Celebrating Early California, Western and American Art
the Small World Custom Framing
of Gary Smith
oil paintings of Linda Sorensen
the etchings
of Gail Packer
the Palette Knife paintings of Joshua Meador the
desert paintings of Kathi Hilton
of Jean Warren
oil paintings of
Alex Dzigurski II
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail

The Ren Brown Collection
Established in 1989 and specializes in contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific. We offer rotating exhibits throughout the year.
A major focus is modern Japanese prints. Some of the world-famous artists from Japan are SHINODA Toko, TANAKA Ryohei, NAKAYAMA Tadashi, and Daniel KELLY. These woodblock, lithograph and etching prints may be abstract or representational, and often include handmade paper.
http://www.renbrown.com | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery Local Color Artist Gallery
Spring Flowers ... by Marilyn Batcheller, Lorraine Chapman,
Katherine Fell, Marylu Downing, & Michelle Weizenberg
Reception, Saturday, April 2nd 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Through May 1st
Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 | http://www.localcolorgallery.com | Back to the Top
Boega School House Ron SumnerBodega School House
Ron Sumner
What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River

"The Frugal Collector"
Mar - Apr 2011

http://www.christopherqueengallery.com |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
The First Weekend in April The Quercia Gallery would like to invite you to the Garden Party in the beautiful town of Duncans Mills. Each shop will have a display of a garden theme for your enjoyment the weekend of April 2nd and 3rd. Come and bring in the spring with us and see what the garden has brought for your delight.

We would also like to invite you to view the last of the winter group exhibits, "Mind~Body~Spirit", Twenty- four Artists, a real treat. Refreshments the first weekend in April. Hope to see you then!
Cheers! Ron and Bobbi Jeanne Quercia Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243
http://www.quercia-gallery.com | Back to the Top

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
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
Lee Youngman Photo Thumbnail
Lee Youngman

IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992)
http://www.leeyoungmangalleries.com | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman

Jeanette Legrue and her painting Lillies Thumbnail

IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Featuring local and national, award-winning artists:
Anne Blair Brown, Christin Coy, Timothy Horn, Debra Huse, Jeanette Le Grue,
John Poon, Randall Sexton, Brian Mark Taylor, and Antoinette Walker.
Located 30 seconds from the Continental Inn, 8 minutes from Nick's Cove, 20 minutes from Petaluma, 30 minutes from Point Reyes Station and Santa Rosa, 1 hour from San Francisco and the Napa Valley, 2 hours from Sacramento, 6 hours from New York, and 9 hours from Paris.
Open most weekends 12-5pm, and by appointment (707) 878-2525.
http://www.TomalesFineArt.com | Back to the Top

Tomales Fine Art Gallery
QuickSilver Gallery Exterior

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
March 4—April 10, 2011 IN MATERIAL Susan Field, Brooke Hall Holve, Elizabeth Sher Artist Reception: Saturday, March 5, 4—6pm
In Material: A Conversation with the Artists April 7, 2011 (Thursday), 7pm
April 15—May 22, 2011 ADAM WOLPERT: NEW PAINTINGS Artist Reception: Saturday, April 16, 4—6pm
April 7, 2011 (Thursday), 7pm | Back to the Top

Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
March 1 – April 10
"High Desert Outback" Paintings by Pam Lewis
Soo Noga - Abstract Paintings - April 12 – May 22
Artist’s Reception Sunday April 17, 3-6pm
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912

http://www.gratongallery.com/ Back to the Top
Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
http://www.artbodega.com | Lorenzo@ArtBodega.com | Back to the Top

West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
West County Design provides an unexpected center of artistic sophistication in the charming town of Valley Ford in West Sonoma County. The business serves as a showroom for Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture. The gallery also showcases local artisans and quality furnishings for home and business.
Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture are known for collaborating closely with both business and residential clients and designers from concept to installation. The result is uniquely personal and functional pieces that reflect our clients’ personalities and needs (Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant)
http://www.westcountydesign.com | Back to the Top
Sillouette of Cypress Kai Samuel-Davis Thumbnail
Silouette of Cypress
Kai Samuel-Davis
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
IN PETALUMA Calabi Gallery
Sebastopol's own famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork.

From Landscape to Mindscape

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952
http://www.calabigallery.com |Back to the Top

Yellow Eye (Protest) by
Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonit
32 1/2 x 24
Vintage Bank Petaluma Thumbnail IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, corner of Western Avenue and Petaluma Blvd. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Warren Davis and the rest of the team at Vintage Bank Antiques has assembled a spectacular inventory of paintings. From the 18th Century to Contemporary Artists. We have paintings to suit every price point and collector level.
If you have a painting for sale, please consider Vintage Bank Antiques. Contact Warren Davis directly at WarrenDavisPaintings@yahoo.com
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097

http://vintagebankantiques.com | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community
Photographs of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company by Evvy Eisen
March 25- May 15, 2011, Reception – March 26, 4-7pm featuring Drakes Bay Oysters

http://www.petalumaartscouncil.org | Back to the Top

Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
* * * * *
Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area

The Walt Disney Family Museum
tickets available online
The WDFM tells Walt's story from his early days through the creation of his famed "Mouse Factory" and the Magic Kingdom. Displays superbly present pre-computerized animation, explaining the artistic, technical, and imaginative processes, Well Worth a Visit!
Film of the Month: April 1 - April 30
Alice in Wonderland, 1:00pm and 4:00pm Theater (daily except Tuesdays and April 9 and April 16)

Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail

San Francisco de Young Museum
Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico
February 19, 2011 - May 8, 2011
coming Summer 2011
Picasso from Musée National Picasso, Paris
June 11, 2011 - September 25, 2011

De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society
Think California
September 24, 2009- February 5, 2011

California Historical Society Thumbnail

San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave
February 5, 2011 - June 5, 2011

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum
Are We There Yet?
5000 Years of Answering Questions with Questions
March 31, 2011 - July 2011

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail

Oakland Museum of California

May 1, 2010 - Dec 2, 2013
Gallery of California Art
Explore our New Gallery
The new Gallery of California Art showcases more than 800 works from OMCA's collection...More»

Oakland Museum Thumbnail

San Francisco

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870 October 30, 2010 - April 17, 2011
How Wine Became Modern, Design + Wine 1976 to Now
November 20, 2010 - April 17, 2011

San Francisco
Chinese Historical Society of America

Finding Jake Lee: The Paintings at Kan’s
Through September 16, 2011

Chinese Historical Society San Francisco
Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

The Browns & The Van Pelts: Siblings in Peanuts
January 29 through June 19, 2011
Downstairs Changing Gallery

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Emerging Artists:
Laine Justice,
Andrew Sofie, Tramaine de Senna
February 11 - April 24, 2011
Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Hearst Art Gallery

Gift of the Gods: Exploring Maize,
Culture and Indigenous Art in the Americas

April 10 – June 19
Hearst Art Gallery Thumbnail Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Ctr for the Arts
Land of Magic: Artists Explore Make-Believe
April 10 - June 12, 2011
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA
Mission San Francisco de Solano

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 95476 (707) 939-7862

ECO CHIC: Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion
with Daniel McCormick: Iterations of Ecological Art and Design
February 19 - May 15, 2011

Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Grace Hudson Museum

American Masterpieces
Stories of Home
Mar 19 - June 19
Grace Hudson Museum

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st century artworks including paintings, sculptur, new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.
The Modern Photographer: Observation and Intention |
through July 3, 2011

San Jose Museum of Art Thumbnail

Monterey Museum of Art
Monterey NOW: Mari Kloeppel
March 17-July 10, 2011
MMA Pacific Street
See our Newletter article on Mari's
2009 exhibit at Sacramento's Crocker Museum

Monterey Museum of Art

Crocker Art Museum

Gottfried Helnwein: Inferno of the Innocents
JANUARY 29 – APRIL 24, 2011
Like a modern-day Goya, Gottfried Helnwein’s art addresses themes of inhumanity, violence and the virtue of personal expression.

|Daniel Douke: Bytes of Reality
MARCH 26 – JULY 17, 2011

Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits
Capitol Museum Sacramento Thumbnail Stockton
Haggin Museum

-Largest exhibit of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
& a superb collection other California,
American and European impressionists.
-Joseph Christian Leyendecker, Norman Rockwell's mentor and trailblazing cover artist for the Saturday Evening Post
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.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Irvine The Irvine Museum
All Things Bright & Beautiful
through June 11, 2011

All Things Bright & Beautiful is the Irvine's traveling exhibition of fifty-eight important California Impressionist paintings from prized their collections, now home after a two year tour of eastern museums.
See January issue of our newsletter

Irvine Museum Thumbnail

Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Garabedian: A Retrospective
January 22 - April 17. 2011
Drawn to Modernism:
Selected Gifts from Wright S. Ludington

April 16 - July 24, 2011

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation
02.26.11 - 06.26.11

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Life and Truth: French Landscapes from Corot to Monet
Now Through July 10, 2011
San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail

Los Olivos
Wilding Museum

Marc Muench: Explorations in North America
January 12 through May 8, 2011
Main Gallery

Wilding Museum Los Olivos Thumbnail
Norton Simon Museum

Permanent collection,European paintings
Where Art Meets Science: Ancient Sculpture from the Hindu-Buddhist World
April 22, 2011 - August 01, 2011
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena 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

Museum of California Art
Main gallery
100th annual California Art Club
Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
April 3 - April 24

Pasadena Museum of California Art Exterior thumb

Museum of Art

January 9 - May 22, 2011

Oceanside Museum of Art Exterior

Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

April 16 through July 10, 2011
“Is art in the genes or in the ‘jeans’?”
multigenerational Western Artists.fathers with sons,
grandfathers with granddaughters.
See Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's previous exhibition,
"Generations" featuring Johw W. Hilton and Kathi Hilton

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89 Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Missions of Will Sparks
February 25 – June 26, 2011
the complete Alma de Bretteville Spreckels collection of Sparks’ final suite with paintings of California, the Southwest and Mexico missions. Painter, etcher, and muralist, Sparks was known for his mission and nocturnal adobe scenes
Santa Barbara Historical Society
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth
March 10–June 5, 2011

Permenant collection: American Art

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

Portland Art Museum Thumbnail
Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
Grand Salon Installation
Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Grand Salon, Renwick Gallery
June 6, 2009 — Permanent

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
Art Institute of Chicago Thumbnail
Nashville, TN
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
William Eggleston
Anointing the Overlooked
Jan. 21–May 1, 2011

Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville TN Atlanta, GA
High Museum of Art

The American collection ... paintings by William Merritt Chase, Henry Ossawa Tanner, John Twachtman and Childe Hassam. It includes landscapes by Hudson River School artists, figure paintings by Henry Inman and John Singer Sargent, and still-life paintings by John Frederick Peto, William Michael Harnett
and William Mason Brown.
Atlantas High Musuem of Art Thumbnail
Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus
is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Permanent collection
American Paintings

Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail

Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
through April 10

The Brooklyn Museum Thumbnail New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art
Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time
October 28, 2010–April 10, 2011

The Whitney Museum of American Art New York

Back to the Top