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

Browse our Archives
(previous articles and exhibitions)
Museum Exhibitions Gallery Notes
Sonoma County Galleries

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Linda Sorensen Slip Slidin' Away
Slip Slidin' Away
12 x 12

John Constable Self Portrait
"Great Britain's Favourite Early
19th Century Landscape Painter,"
John Constable 1776-1837
Berkeley & Palo Alto's
Lucretia Le Bourgeois Van Horn,

John Constable, self portrait (circa 1806)
"Great Britain's Favourite
early 19th century Landscape Painter,"
John Constable 1776-1837
John Constable and J. M. W. Turner were early 19th century romantic painters held in high regard by the English. While Turner's nearly abstract and often classical themes took painting in new directions, it is Constable's landscapes of the Suffolk Countryside northeast of London which preserve more realistic glimpses into English rural life as it was two centuries ago.

Unlike Turner, Constable's work was not valued in England during most of his lifetime. It was the French who appreciated his work where it showed well at the Paris Salon. His bright lighted scenes were influential among the outdoor Barbizon painters, including a young fan, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot.

Corot had carefully studied Constable's works displayed at the Paris Salon and in Parisian galleries. He loved Constable's use of light and reflection across rural ponds.

Throughout his entire career, Constable was never financially successful. He really didn't become established until he was accepted into the Royal Academy at the age of 52 in 1828, less than a decade before his death.

In 1799, he entered the Royal Academy at the age of 23. As a probationer, he observed dissections to learn anatomy, attended life classes and copied old masters. He was inspired by Thomas Gainsborough, and the Dutch masters Peter Paul Rubens and Jacob van Ruisdael.

An excellent hour-long documentary on John Constable by British Art Critic and Author
Allistair Sooke with thanks to the Victoria and Albert Museum and Vallerie and Sasha Constable.
John Constable East Bergholt House, 1809
East Bergholt House, 1809, Tate Britain (This house was built by Constable's father, Golding Constable.)
John Constable Malvern Hall Warwickshire, 1809
Malvern Hall, Warwickshire, 1809, Tate Britain

British art commentator Jacky Klein discusses two 2014 London exhibitions,
Turner at the Tate Britain and Constable at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Constable seemed determined to go against artistic tastes of his day. While the art market preferred romantic scenes, wild landscapes and paintings of classical ruins, Constable chose to paint scenes of ordinary life.

John Constable A Lane Near Flatford, 1810
A Lane Near Flatford, 1810, Tate Britain
John Constable Stratford Mill, 1820
Stratford Mill, 1820, National Gallery, London
John Constable Dedham from Langham, 1813
Dedham from Langham, 1813, Tate Britain
John Constable, Dedham from near Gun Hill Langham, 1815
Dedham from near Gun Hill Langham, 1815, Tate Britain
JOhn Constable Hamstead Heath with the House, 1819
Hampstead Heath with the House, 1819, Tate Britain

His works showed rural buildings and wagons with common folk going about their daily lives. These scenes were bright with a freshness of light and color.

As a youth, Constable sketched near his home, the countryside surrounding Suffolk and Essex. Constable later commented, "Painting these scenes made me a painter, and I am grateful. ... the sound of the water escaping from the mill dams etc, willows, old rotten planks, slimy posts, and brickwork, I love such things."

John Constable Fen Lane, East Bergholt, 1817
Fen Lane, East Bergholt, 1817, Tate Britain
John Constable Dedham Lock 1820
Dedham Lock (study), 1820, Tate Britain (no finished painting is known to exist from this study.)
John Constable Cloud Study, 1822, Tate Britain
Cloud Study, 1822, Tate Britain (Constable is known for his remarkable understanding of the structure and movement of clouds, often giving a good impression of their three dimensional volume.)
John Constable Yarbouth Jetty, 1832
Yarmouth Jetty, 1823, Tate Britain

In 1906, Constable (now 30 years old) and his friend and biographer, Charles Leslie, took a painting trip to England's Lake District. Leslie later wrote that the solitude of the mountains oppressed Constable's spirits. "His nature was peculiarly social and he could not feel satisfied with the scenery, however grand in itself, unless it has human associations. He required villages, churches, farmhouses and cottages."

It wasn't until 1819, when Constable was 43 years old, that he sold his first important canvas. In 1821, The Hay Wain was shown at the Royal Academy's exhibition. A French painter, Theodore Gericault, was impressed by it and praised Constable when he got back to France. Constable soon was introduced to John Arrowsmith, a notable French art dealer.

John Constable, The Hay Wain, 1921
The Hay Wain, 1821, National Gallery, London

The Hay Wain was then shown in the Paris Salon of 1824 where it won a gold medal. Today, it is one of Britain's best loved and universally recognized paintings.

John Constable Parham Mill Gillingham
Parham Mill, Gillingham
, 1826
Yale Center for British Art

John Constable The Glebe Farm, 1830
The Glebe Farm, 1830, Tate Britain

John Constable The Valley Farm 1835
The Valley Farm, 1835, Tate Britain
John Constable Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, 1831
Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, 1831, National Gallery of Scotland

During his lifetime, Constable sold only 20 paintings in England, but after meeting Arrowsmith, he sold 20 in France in just a few years. After seeing The Hay Wain at Arrowsmith's Gallery, Delacroix wrote in his journal, "What Constable says here about the green of his meadows can be applied to every tone." After offering that praise, Delacroix returned to his studio and repainted the background of his 1824 painting, Massacre de Scio. Delacroix said Constable had done him a great deal of good.

In 1829, Constable was elected to the Royal Academy at the age of 52 and was appointed as a visiting lecturer. His lectures were well attended.

Osmington Village John Constable Yale Center for British Art
Osmington Village, 1816-1817
Yale Center for British Art

The Opening of Waterloo Bridge John Constable
The Opening of Waterloo Bridge
, 1832, Tate Britain

He often told his audiences his threefold thesis; firstly, landscape painting is scientific as well as poetic; secondly, the imagination cannot alone produce art to bear comparison with reality; and thirdly, no great painter is ever self-taught. In his last lecture in 1835, he called the Royal Academy the "cradle of British art." He passed away on March 31, 1837 at the age of sixty-one.

John Constable Heath with a Rainbow, 1836
Hampstead Heath with a Rainbow, 1836, Tate Britain (This is Constable's last painting of one of his favorite subjects, Hampstead Heath. This time, he added a windmill which never stood there along with two rainbows.
Constable liked rainbows for their symbolic and atmospheric qualities. He admired Peter Paul Rubens' rainbows, which combined dewy light and freshness amid the departing shower and returning sunlight. )
John Constable A Cottage In a Cornfield
A Cottage in a Cornfield, 1833
Victoria and Albert Museum
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Lucretia Van Horn in Mexico City in 1926
Lucretia Van Horn in Mexico City, 1926

Berkeley & Palo Alto's
Lucretia Le Bourgeois Van Horn, 1882-1970

During the last half of her life, Lucretia was an active modernist artist in Berkeley and Palo Alto. In the late 1920's, she studied with Diego Rivera in Mexico City, assisting on some of his large mural projects.

Although she was never vocally political, her evolving art came to embody many of Diego Rivera's social-political views, especially his reverence for the dignity of Mexican families and Mexico's peasant classes. Later in life, she embraced modernism, cubism and abstract expressionism.

The whole of her artistic career shows immense transition -- from an early 20th century aristocratic urban socialite, to a mid century leftist and finally as a socially conscious California modernist. She chose a different path.

As a young woman, she was a talented and beautiful aristocratic socialite who maintained residences in both Washington D.C. and New York. She felt quite at ease in wealthy and powerful circles.

She studied at the Art Students League in New York with John Henry Twachtman, and attended the Academie Julian in Paris where she was awarded the Concours Julia-Smith Prize in 1904. After living in Paris for over two years, Lucretia returned home to Washington. At that time she met a young Army officer named Douglas MacArthur with whom she had an intense love affair.

Lucretia was 25 and MacArthur was 27. He was dashingly handsome and at the time was serving as the military aide to President Theodore Roosevelt. MacArthur was smitten with Lucretia Le Bourgeois. At the time, MacArthur had been an army officer for four years, a 1903 graduate of West Point.

The Bronze Concours Julian-Smith medal, Academie Julian
The Bronze Concours Julian-Smith medal
(front and back) won by Lucretia Van Horn in 1904

Douglas MacArthur and Lucretia Van Horn
Young Douglas MacArthur (27)
and Lucretia LeBourgeois (25), circa 1907

After Lucretia's death in 1970 at the age of 88, some love letters from Douglas MacArthur were discovered in a trunk found in the basement of her New York home. In these letters, Douglas addressed sweetly, "My Sweet Child, Lucretia Dear Child, My Darling, My Beloved," and "My Own Darling." A link to these handwritten letters is below.

We do not know why Lucretia split up with Douglas, but soon afterward, she married another Army Officer, Robert O. Van Horn. Van Horn followed MacArthur as President Roosevelt's aide.

Robert and Lucretia Van Horn had two children and remained married until Robert's death in 1941. Daughter Margaret was born in 1909 and her little sister Lucretia in 1916. Margaret died at age 23 of tuberculosis. During World War I, Robert Van Horn served under MacArthur in the Pacific. By the end of his career, he retired as a Brigadier General in 1940.

In Maurine St. Gaudens' Emerging From the Shadows, A Survey of Women Artists working in California 1860-1950 she states that Lucretia's artistic evolution went through at least four phases.

Her earliest works are in the manner of Aubrey Beardsley.

Beardsley's style was influenced by the poster art of Toulouse-Lautrec, borrowing heavily from Japanese prints often with dark subjects. Lucretia's work was known for its intricate detail.

Her commercial illustrations soon were influenced by her attraction to the work of Maxfield Parrish.

Often Maxfield Parrish's illustrations were neo-classical images, planned with geometric principles, root triangles and the golden ratio.

Untitled, Young Woman in Bed  Surrounded by Surreal Flora
Untitled, Young Woman in Bed
Surrounded by Surreal Flora

Lucretia Van Horn The Peacock
The Peacock
Lucretia Van HornWalking Woman
Walking Woman

Lucretia wasn't the only illustrator influenced by Maxfield Parrish. Norman Rockwell said of him, "Parrish is my idol."

Lucretia Van HornWoman Sitting at a Table Smoking a Cigarette
Woman Sitting at a Table Smoking a Cigarette
Lucretia Van HornWoman with a Purse
Woman with a Purse. 1930

Her work of the late 1920's and 1930's was deeply influenced by Diego Rivera. In 1926, Lucretia visited Mexico City and met Diego Rivera. Diego invited Lucretia to assist on his current mural project for the Ministry of Education. Diego included an image of Lucretia in his mural on the third floor of the Ministry of Education's building.

Lucretia Van Horn The Gatherers
The Gatherer
, 1926
Lucretia Van Horn Tehuanas Bathing
Tehuanas Bathing
, 1926
Lucretia Van Horn Seated Woman
Seated Woman 1
, 1927
Lucretia Van Horn Untitled Women and Children
Untitled, Women and Children, Mexico 1926

Lucretia's time with Diego Rivera energized Lucretia and she drastically changed her painting style. Like Diego, she focused on subjects of the dignity of the Mexican family and Mexican workers, mostly in outdoor settings. She simplified her figures and flattened her perspective. During the summer of 1927, she returned to Mexico City.

Lucretia Van Horn The Embroiderer
The Embroiderer
, Legion of Honor collection
Lucretia Van Horn Chiconcua
, 1925
Lucretia Van Horn Mexican Family
Mexican Family
, Legion of Honor collection
Lucretia Van Horn Adios
Untitled, Adios
Lucretia Van Horn Fruit Vendors
Fruit Vendors
Lucretia Van Horn Rucuerdo

Later that year, she moved to Berkeley where she advocated for Diego Rivera's work and helped prepare for his visit to San Francisco. From 1927 to 1933, she lived in Berkeley and became friends with many local artists. She was a member of the San Francisco Art Association and the Society of Women Artists, and she won some notable awards.

Lucretia Van Horn Corn Gatherers
Untitled, Corn Gatherers, 1926

In 1932, Lucretia's daughter Margaret died of tuberculosis. Devastated, Lucretia produced very few works. During the years after Margaret's death, some of her previous work was included in exhibitions. In May of 1933, a major international exhibition was held at San Francisco's Legion of Honor. She was one of thirty-five American artists chosen. With Robert Van Horn's rising military career, the couple lived all over, including time in Cuba, Georgia, Kansas, Texas and California.

Lucretia Van Horn Two Women with a Squash
Two Women with a Squash, 1930

After Robert Van Horn retired from the Army in 1940, and the couple retired to California. Robert died the following year. After his death, Lucretia participated in the San Francisco Art Association exhibition at the San Francisco Art Museum. Lucretia decided to settle in Palo Alto. She lived on the ranch of an artist and actress friend, Marjorie Lee Eaton.

Lucretia Van Horn Holy Head
Holy Head

She lived on the ranch the last 28 years of her life and continued to paint, but stopped exhibiting after World War II. Near the end of her life, she became friends with artist Morris Graves who introduced Lucretia to marijuana which she found to be "a satisfying smoke."

Lucretia's ever changing style evolved into a new phase influenced by European abstractionists, and especially by the work of Paul Klee. Klee was a German artist who taught art at the Bauhaus School of Art, Design and Architecture alongside Wassily Kandinsky.

Lucretia Van Horn Abstract Landscape
Abstract Landscape

During World War I, Paul Klee was a conscripted front-line soldier where he lost two close friends in battle. He vented his distress by creating several pen and ink lithographs entitled Death for the Idea. That landed him to be hidden away as a clerk until the end of the war. He used the isolation to continue painting in a barracks block behind his small room. The last years of his life, he suffered from scleroderma, enduring pain which was reflected in his art. He died in 1940.

Lucretia Van Horn Man and Woman
Man and Woman
, 1945
Lucretia Van Horn Movement Up
Movement Up
Lucretia Van Horn Untitled Abstract Figures
Untitled, Abstract Figures

Lucretia's artistic life began amid all the advantages (and curses) of privilege. With her artistic talent and her fine arts education in New York and Paris, she was well positioned to live out a life in high society.

But what is intriguing about Lucretia is she chose a different path. She chose to continue to learn, to strive, to see anew and express what she saw in her art. She lived through the Great Depression and two World Wars, and grew along the way. Her experience with Diego Rivera is most telling, where her artistic life celebrated the dignity of Mexican families and children. And her embrace of modern art shows continued growth. Her artistic life was the expression of a deep artistic soul.

MacArthur letters to Lucretia Van Horn | Maureen St. Gaudins Emerging from the Shadows | Back to the Top

Milford Zornes Book Announcement

Newly published Biography of Milford Zornes
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery friends Maria (Milford Zornes' daughter) and Hal Baker announce the release of a new biography of Milford Zornes, Warm Color in the Shade. Learn of Milford's fascinating life and travels, with anecdotes of conversations he had along the way. Here's the link to order.
Purchase Warm Color in the Shade online
Milford Zornes Website | our gallery's Milford Zornes page

Milford Zornes Sitting on Porch
Andrew Wyeth Wind from the Sea
Andrew Wyeth
Wind from the Sea

Do you need a reason to visit Seattle in the near future? Here's one. But you'll need to plan ahead by getting tickets.

The Seattle Art Museum currently is showing Andrew Wyeth in Retrospect through Jan 15. The exhibition includes 110 of his finest paintings and drawings. The exhibition was organized by the Seattle Art Museum and the Brandywine River Museum of Art and includes loans from the Wyeth family.

The Seattle Art Museum Website

From our Aug, 2014 issue
Andrew Wyeth Photo Portrait
Anderw Wyeth:
"Looking Out, Looking In"
now at the National Gallery
Mills College Abstract Mills College Art Museum, Back Gallery
Oakland, CA

December 6, 2017-May 27, 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 4:00-6:00 pm
At the Landmark Gallery
in Bodega

Linda Sorensen Squabble of Seagulls

Linda Sorensen's
A Squabble of Seagulls
Tomales Bay 9 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.

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 at Easel at Monte Rio Redwood Cabin Studio
Linda Sorensen at her easel
on Dutch Bill Creek in Monte Rio

Linda Sorensen presently rents an artist's cabin/studio, located in 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. This was the location for her Art Trails Open Studio 2017.

Linda Sorensen's Redwood Cabin Studio
Linda's redwoods cabin studio

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 Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Ren Brown
Ren Brown
The Ren Brown Collection
"Passages" Mixed Media Work by Jill Mellick
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
nowshowing Guillaume Azoulay
Noki and Ron Jones, proprietors
707-875-8925 | | 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

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::

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

"After The Fire"
Exhibition: November 4th - December 2, 2017

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
Paul Mahder Gallery Thumbnail IN Healdsburg Paul Mahder Gallery

 (707) 473-9150 |
222 Mill Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Weds - Mon, 10-6, Sundays, 10-5
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
"Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire"
through Feb 11

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
"Klimpt and Rodin: An Artistic Encounter"
Oct 14-Jan 28
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
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
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
"Moods of California"
through Feb 8

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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
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail Philadelphia , PA
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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... On occasion, when temporary opportunities fit, we will take Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery on the road.

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.