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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
August 2017
an Online Gallery based in Bodega Bay, California
celebrating Historic California painting

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Linda Sorensen A Sqabble of Seagulls
A Squabble of Seagulls
(Scotty Creek Beach)
Linda Sorensen

Degas, Impressionism
and the Millinery Trade
at SF's Legion of Honor

Maurice Lamm Self Portrait
Local Treasure
Maurice Lapp 1925-2014
at Santa Rosa's Corrick's

San Francisco's Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco's Legion of Honor Museum
Degas, Impressionism
& the Paris
Millinery Trade

at SF's Legion of Honor

by Daniel Rohlfing

Jean Beraud, 1849-1935, Fashionable Woman on the Champs-Elysees, 1902 ... captures lively shopoing activity near the Arc de Triomphe. The youg woman is probably a delivery girl taking hats to a client. Her skirt captures the gaze of a top-hatted gentleman. By her expression, she seems to know and like that she is being watched. .... Private Collection

"Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade" includes many works by Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

While the Impressionists and Post-impressionists were in Paris, stylish hats for both men and women were in fashion. Montmarte was the home of the bustling millinery trade, and their businesses were in close proximity to the artist's studios.

In some cases, artists knew their neighbors well, sometimes painting millinery shop scenes with fashion minded clients. In more socially conscious moments, artists painted behind-the-scenes paintings, showing workers enduring long hours under cramped conditions as they created their millinery finery.

Simon Kelly, curator of Modern Art for the St. Louis Art Museum
introduces the exhibition, explaining Degas' fascination with the Millinery Trade.
Degas, Impressionism and the Millinery Trade was jointly conceived and created by the Saint Louis Museum of Art and the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco. The exhibition illustrates how the fashion of the artist's day became an important element in Impressionist and Post-impressionist painting.

Hats seldom were the featured element of any painting, but they added intriguing compositional elements, colors, and textures. Contrasting colors of hats were often used to frame the face of a figure, which, without the hat, would not have been as noticable.

As Toulouse-Lautrec said, "You must understand that the accessories are an intregal part of the picture."

Below are photos of some of the paintings and posters on exhibit along with information gleaned from their accompanying exhibition placards.

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
In the Wings , 1881
Private Collection, UK

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
Head of a Woman , 1887-1890
Collection of Ann and Gordon Getty

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
At the Milliner's, 1882
Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Although Edgar Degas is considered one of the founders of Impressionism, he preferred to be called a "realist." He is known for his paintings of dancers, horse racecourses and female nudes. In the late 1880's, he was fascinated with photography and used it as a basis for some of his paintings. He also collected Japanese prints and was influenced by their compositional principles. He wanted to paint scenes of contemporary life, and thus chose to paint milliners and laundresses.

In Head of a Woman, Degas is delicate and precise as he presents the woman's features. Such poses were similar to portraits used in fashion magizines of the day. At the Milliners offers a close up of six carefully painted straw and felt hats. The cropped nature of the painting with a partial rear view of a client trying on various hats, reflects how Japanese prints influenced Degas. In the Wings shows a singer as she prepares to go on stage. The wealthy gentleman in the top hat probably paid for access to the wings of the stage to interact with female performers -such were the customs of the day.

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
The Conversation, 1895
Courtesy of Acquavella Galleries, New York

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
Madame Dietz-Monnin, 1879
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
Mary Cassatt, 1880-1884
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
The Conversation shows two women in fashionable dresses with "leg of mutton" sleeves and bell shaped skirts. Their broad brimmed hats decorated with flowers and feathers were popular n the 1890's. This was the last of a series of pastels Degas did of women in conversation. Madame Dietz-Monnin was an accomplished amateur pianist ready to attend a costume ball, wearking a pink bonnet adorned with ribbon and a white feather. Degas painted her features carefully, but left her accessories more sketchlike. The bonnet probably belonged to Degas. He kept a collection of headware in his studio to use as props. Mary Cassatt was one of Degas' best friends, and she occasionally modeled for him. She felt this image showed her in a masculine posture which she felt was "repugnant." Cassatt's bonnet with ribbons and feathers seems elegant and feminine, a counterbalance to the painting's overall disavowal of femininity.

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
Portrait of Henri Rouart, 1871
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
A Portrait of Zacharian, 1885
Private Collection

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
Woman Viewed from Behind 1879-1885
(Visit to a Museum)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Portrait of Henri Rouart was of Degas' friend who was his commander during the Franco-Prussian War. Rouart was an avid art collector and had works by Jean Baptiste-Camile Corot, Gustave Courbet, Eugene Delacroix and Jean-Francois Millet as well as impressionist Mary Cassatt, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet and Degas. The bowler atop Rouart's head was everyday wear, common among Bohemians and intellectuals. A Portrait of Zacharian was of Zacharie Zacharian another of Degas' friends. He was a Turkish-Armenian still life painter, who painted while wearing a bowler hat. Woman Viewed from Behind shows a unidentified woman in a moment of quiet contemplation as she gazes at art in the Grande Galerie of the Musee du Louvre. The image may be Mary Cassatt as it recalls similar images Degas produced of her.

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
The Milliners, 1898
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
The Milliners, 1882-1905
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
The Millinery Shop, 1879-1886
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Milliners (1898) shows Degas' respect for the milliners as artists in their own right. This work is notable for its intense colors. Both the milliner and her assistant are busy with adorning hats. Degas has hidden the milliner's face in order to emphasize her concentration. The Milliners (1882-1905) shows a somber side of the millinery industry. Here, two pallid women labor in colorless exhaustion in contrast with the brightly colored ribbons of the hats they produce. Demand in the late 19th century was high, and milliners often worked 12 and 15 hour days during the peak season. This unglamorous scene contrasts greatly with the gaiety of the sophisticated showrooms it supplies. The Millinery Shop is Degas' largest painting of a millinery theme. The client is sampling an array of Spring and Summer hats in vogue during the early 1880's.

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
At the Milliner's, 1882-1898
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
Woman Adjusting Her Hair, 1884
Private Collection, UK

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
At the Theater: Woman Seated in the Balcony,
1877-1880, Monteal Museum of Fine Arts
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917,
Woman with a Dog, 1875-1880
Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design,
Oslo, Norway

At the Milliners shows a client trying on a silk taffeta cream hat in front of a large mirror. Her face is an abstract white oval. Why? He doesn't explain. To the right, the sylized hand of a saleswoman offering the client another hat to try. Woman Adjusting Her Hair shows a woman trying on a hat. The perspective is interesting as are the triangles formed by her raised arms. The rich red of the carpet complements the green tone of the reflected image in the mirror.

At the Theater: Woman Seated in the Balcony
shows a woman demurely dressed with a high necked dress leaning over the balcony eyeing the stage or audience below. Woman with a Dog seems to be all about the stylish hat. The angle, slightly above and behind, obscures the woman's face and the dog. Straw hats such as these were worn in Spring and Summer months.

Mary Cassatt, 1844-1926,
Portrait of Madame J (Young Woman in Black), 1883
Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD

Georges Jeanniot, 1848-1934
At the Milliner's, 1900
Collection of John E. and Lucy M. Buchanan

Paul-Cesar Helleu, 1859-1927
The Final Touch, 1885
Memphis Museum, Memphis, TN
Mary Cassatt's Portrait of Madame J shows an elegant woman wearing a black ensemble with a plummed hat complemented with bird wings and a veil. The subject may be Cassatt's sister-in-law, Eugenia, known as "Jeanie." The dark clothing contrasts with the floral patterned armchair. On the wall is a fan painted by Edgar Degas which Cassatt owned and displayed out of admiration. Georges Jeanniot's At the Milliners shows the detailed eloquence of the millinery shop, a contast to such scenes by Degas. The client carefully considers the wares in front of her. Jeanniot was a close friend of the elder Degas, and influenced by his millinery themed pastels. In Paul-Cesar Helleu's The Final Touch, a woman examines herself with an hand held mirror before placing the final touch, her hat. The bowler sitting next to her hat gives a hint this is not done in a millinery shop, but the woman's home.

Edouard Manet, 1832-1883
At the Milliner's, 1881
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Edouard Manet, 1832-1883
Berthe Morisot , 1869-1873
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Edouard Manet, 1832-1883
Madame Guillemet, 1880
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Eduard Manet's At the Milliners shows a woman client trying on hats in front of floral wallpaper. She tries on a straw hat with feathered trim and red silk ribbons. Her bare shoulders suggest she's shopping at home rather than a millinery shop. Manet was known to frequent a shop owned by Madame Virot.
Manet's Berthe Morisot is shown here in dark winter dress. She was a close friend and sister-in-law of Manet, married to his younger brother, Eugene. This is one of eleven portraits Manet did of Morisot. His rapid brushwork evokes the soft texture of the fur. In Manet's Madame Guillemet, he pays close attention to the hat's ribbon, its sheen and the large buckle above the forehead. Madame Guillemet was a close friend of Manet and a frequent model.

Berthe Morisot, 1841-1995
Young Girl on the Grass,
Mademoiselle Isabell Lambert, 1885

Ordrupgaard Museum, Charlottenlund, Denmark

Berthe Morisot, 1841-1995
Eugene Manet on the Isle of Wight, 1875
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris

Alfred Stevens, 1823-1906
Portrait of Mademoiselle Dubois, 1884
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Berthe Morisot's Young Girl on the Grass, Mademoiselle Isabell Lambert is of one of Morisot's favorite models. Her face with a pensive expression is framed by the underside of a large brimmed straw hat as she sits in a garden.

James Tissot, 1836-1902
The Shop Girl, 1883-1885
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Her Eugene Manet on the Isle of Wight is of her husband, Eugene, Eduard Manet's younger brother. The hat he's wearing is called a "canotier" or straw boater, popular and worn often during summer months. The Isle of Wight is off the southern coast of England. Eugene peers outward as a woman and young girl pass near the quay.

Alfred Stevens Portrait of Mademoiselle Dubois shows Steven's student and model Anne Dubois wearing a tall hat trimmed with ostrich plumes. She's standing against a gray sky, while standing on a balcany. Stevens enjoyed much commercial success and was a close friend of Edgar Degas. In James Tissot's The Shop Girl, the shop girl holds the door open for the observer onto the busy Parisian street outside, as if to say, "Thanks for dropping in." Perhaps she's hoping to lure in the widowgazers from the outside.

A real surprise in this exhibition is the large number of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Although he is known for being a leading impressionist and known for his associations with Claude Monet, Frederic Bazille and Alfred Sisley, he was also inspired to create paintings of women in hats. As the son of a tailor and a dressmaker, a love of fashion had been nurtured in him early on. He considered hats to be pieces of art in and of themselves and designed some hats himself.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919
At the Milliner's, 1878
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard, Cambridge, MA

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919
Girl Seated with a White Hat, 1884
Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919
La Place Clichy, 1880
Collection of Ann and Gordon Getty
With quick brushstrokes, in At the Milliner's, Renoir captures three women inside a millinery shop. The woman to the left wears a purple hat while the hatless woman in the center with a bright red neckersheif appears to be in in a moment of indecision while trying on hats in front of a mirror. The Girl Seated with a White Hat is decked out in summer fashion, a broad brimmed straw hat. This pastel is exceptional for Renoir's ability to render soft textures. La Place Clichy takes place in Montmartre near the studios of Renoir and Deegas. It reveals a woman busy about town in a bonnet trimmed with ostrich plumes and black ribbons. The black jacketed gentlemen with black top hats in the background contrast well with the pale yellow feathers and the woman's dark blue jacket.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919
Pinning the Hat, 1898
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919
The Milliner, 1879
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919
Young Girl with a Hat, 1890
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Pinning the Hat features two cousins, one being Bethe Morisot's and Eugene Manet's daughter, Julie Manet. The older cousin, Paulette plays being the millener, trimming the hat for her client played by Julie. Paulette pins flowers to the hat while Julie holds a handful of blossoms. This lithograph was made into a well selling print. The Milliner features a very young woman, probably still in her teens, as she busily goes about her work as a "trottin," an apprentice busily working at the lowest rung of a millinery shop. The window behind is arrayed with red hats with blue trim. Young Girl with a Hat shows a lavishly decorated straw hat with wide dark pink ribbons. Renoir's attention to the ribbon trim underscores his interest in the artistic value to be found in women's hats.

Young Girls Looking at an Album again shows Julie and Paulette, pictured in Pinning the Hat, this time posed looking at an album. This painting was to become a print. Renoir's art dealer suggested the image would be more commercially viable if the girls were bare headed. But Renoir, quick to defend his artistic imagination and freedom, would not relent.

With hats being so stylish in the late 19th and early 20th century, it isn't surprising that models used in commercial advertising were often pictured in hats.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919
Young Girls Looking at an Album, 1892

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Degas, Impressionism and the Millinery Trade at the Legion of Honor | Back to the Top

Maurice Lapp, Self Portrait,
24 x 18
"Local treasure" professor and painter Maurice (Maury) Lapp 1925-2014,
an exhibit and sale now at Santa Rosa's Corrick's

by Linda Sorensen

"Art is Long, Life is Short" ... a Maury Lapp Memorial
Twin Peaks, near Carmel Street, 8 x 16

When Corrick's presented an exhibit/sale and a reception for painter and educator Maurice (Maury) Lapp in April of 2013, the Press Democrat rightfully bestowed the "Local Treasure" title on Professor Lapp in its coverage.  Hundreds of fans and friends crowded into Corrick's, already located at its current large space at 637 Fourth Street in Downtown Santa Rosa.

Sadly, Professor Lapp passed away on May 31, 2014, just a bit before what would have been his 89th Birthday.

Now Corrick's, itself another "local treasure", great resource, and civic and cultural participant in the City and for Sonoma County, has put on display a very comprehensive group of Professor Lapp's self-described "eclectic" paintings.  Nothing can match seeing them in person as a group, although we can give you a taste in this Newsletter.

Blue Cityscape, 27 x 49
Orange Structures, 14.5 x 9.5

..  You will find them displayed on the way to and wrapping around the walls into the "My Daughter The Framer" space, and also around the upper art display panels in the Southeast corner at the front of the store.

Homage to Piranesi,
16 x 12
In keeping with Professor Lapp's own preference for making it possible for people to own worthwhile original art, the prices remain quite reasonable.  Professor Lapp's framing may for the most part be modest and reflective of past decades, and some canvases are unframed.  But these gems are precious even when they are not slick and shiny in their presentation. They are a touching evocation of the man and his artistic journey.

The video (above), is titled "Art is Long, Life is Short." It was made in 2014 right after he died, and features a brief introduction by Professor Lapp speaking about the varied styles and subjects that he pursued, followed by another six minutes of biographical photographs and some of his artwork.
Chicago, 12 x 12
Griffith Park and Hills Behind
, 23 x 28.5
, 30 x 40
Maurice Lapp, painter and educator, was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 17, 1925. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago where he earned both a BFA and MFA. Maury studied painting abroad in 1950 on a Ryerson Foreign Travel Fellowship and in 1956 received a Fulbright Grant.
After settling in Northern California in 1952, Lapp began teaching painting at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. In 1956 he moved north to Santa Rosa, California, where he joined the art faculty at the Santa Rosa Junior College, where he taught until his retirement in 1991. Lapp was a popular instructor and continued to teach part-time until the age of 87. He had a strong work ethic and painted daily.
Homage Guardi Venice, 12 x 16
Venice, 12.5 x 16.5
14.5 x 10.5
My Studio Books
Lapp had numerous solo exhibitions in his long career, including at the Oakland Museum, Santa Rosa Junior College, Memorial Union Gallery at UC Davis, the Stevenson College Gallery at UC Santa Cruz, the Walnut Creek Art Center, the School of Education at Stanford University, San Francisco's Legion of Honor and the American Cultural Institute in Mexico.

His work was featured in group exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum in New York, the Denver Art Museum, SFMOMA, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Oakland Museum, San Francisco's Legion of Honor, and Expo 1970 in Osaka, Japan.

In addition to Corrick's, his work is represented in the collections of San Francisco's Legion of Honor, the Oakland Museum, the cities of San Francisco and Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Junior College and numerous private collections.

Peranesi Fantasy , 30 x 22
Maurice Lapp Barber Shop 144
Barber Shop 144,
14 x 18
Eagle Barber Shop, 23 x 28.5
Patterns in a Landscape. 25 x 41
Winter in the City, 8 x 12.5
Corrick's Art Trails Gallery | Press Democrat Article | Back to the Top
Corrick's -- 637 Fourth Street, downtown Santa Rosa, 707-546-2424,, email ...

At the Landmark Gallery
in the town of Bodega
Linda Sorensen Inverness and Mt Vision

Linda Sorensen's
Inverness and Mt. Vision,
Tomales Bay 12 x 12

Linda Sorensen's paintings currently showing:

Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection,
located inland 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 newly reopened town Square.

Gourmet Au Bay down on the waterfront. Eastshore to the bottom of the hill, then straight across the intersection, and slightly left over the little bridge.

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's Cabin Stuido
Linda Sorensen's cabin studio
on Dutch Bill Creek in Monte Rio

Linda Sorensen now rents an artist's cabin/studio, located near Monte Rio, overlooking Dutch Bill Creek among redwoods -- near the Russian River. She reports plenty of company from the mallards and mergansers on the Creek.

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is taking a break from conducting a "brick and mortar" storefront gallery, but continues as an online gallery. You may make arrangements to view specific artworks by emailing or calling us. Contact us by by phone 707-875-2911 or email us at We continue to host our website and Linda's site,, and publish our online newsletter every month.

Pacific Bay Gallery is Bodega Bay's newest gallery featuring the works of Noki Jones. It is located next to The Ren Brown Collection in Bodega Bay. You may remember it as our most recent storefront location ... easily identifiable by Bodega Bay's newest and tallest palm tree.

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

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
featuring Joshua Meador and Linda Sorensen
and Historic Paintings of California

online only (and by arrangement) | Voicemail and Text 707-875-2911

Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Ren Brown
Ren Brown
The Ren Brown Collection
"Close to Nature"
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
707-875-2922 | |
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Pacific Bay Gallery

Pacific Bay Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
Noki and Ron Jones, proprietors
707-875-8925 | | Back to the Top

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

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 | | Back to the Top
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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 |
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | Contact::

Now on Exhibit ... The Paintings of Maurice Lapp
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.

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

BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
Dennis Calabi
IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery |
456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 707-781-7070

40 Years of Sonoma Valley Artist
Ray Jacobsen

Reception: Wed., Aug. 9, 5-8 pm

Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork. | 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). | Back to the Top
Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery

Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
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
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
"Bohemian Legacy" celebrating our 27th Annual Early Artists of the Bohemian Club Exhibition and Sale |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Hammarfriar Gallery Thumb IN Healdsburg Hammerfriar Gallery

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

john Anderson
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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, 101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097

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Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Art 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

Special Exhibition ... "Awaking Beauty,
The Art of Eyvind Earle ... through Jan 8, 2018
-- view location on Google Maps
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de Young Museum
The Summer of Love Experience:
Art Fashion and Rock and Roll ... through Aug 20

Permanent Collection

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
-Degas, Impressionism and the Paris
Millinery Trade ... through Sep 24
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

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San Francisco

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

St Mary's College Museum of Art
Hearst Art Gallery

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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 954
(707) 939-7862
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Grace Hudson Museum

"Callifornia's Wild Edge"Jul 8 - Oct 8
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

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

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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.
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Monterey Museum of Art

Ongoing exhibitions ...
Museums Permanent Collection
including William Ritschel and Armin Hansen
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Salvador Dali Museum

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
& their marvelous Permanent Collection
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan
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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
The Irvine Museum
Dusk till Dawn ... through Sep 28
The Irvine Museum

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

Hilbert Museum Chapman University Orange CA
Norton Simon Museum
-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
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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
Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting
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Laguna Museum of Art

-California Art and only California Art
Permanent collection includes many historic
California Artists of the Laguna Beach Art Association

Laguna Art Museum
Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89 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
Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

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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
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
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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    

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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.

DO NOT CALL TO ASK FOR OUR ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR ART COLLECTION... Please EMAIL US ( 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. 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 to sell your painting through other resources. We do not provide appraisal services.