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January, 2011 -- Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
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1785 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay
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Opening January 1,
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New Home

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The Treasures of California Impressionism ... The Irvine Museum presents All Things Bright & Beautiful

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Norman Rockwell:
Behind the Camera

Now at the Brooklyn Museum
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Opening January 1, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's New Home
On the internet, we'll still be in the same place, but in Bodega Bay, we have listened to the classic advice ... "location, location, location!" Our new home is much easier to find, right on Coast Highway 1 with ample and convenient parking, located next to well-established The Ren Brown Collection, an exceptional gallery specializing in Japanese Prints and related arts. This is within walking distance of our former location, where Linda will now have her Artist's Studio.
New Home Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery and its neighbor, the Ren Brown Collection
New Gallery Hanging
Part of our inaugural exhibition
As I wrote this article on Christmas Day, I watched out the window as the rain pelted down on us wave after wave and wondering how this move would ever get done. As everyone knows, when it comes to moving, there are so many details to attend to, and in our case, so many paintings to be moved.

But by the time you read this, it will all be done. Beyond being more visible with better parking, we will be open now five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
We will continue featuring paintings from the well-listed artists of California's past, with special attention to our gallery's premier featured artist, Joshua Meador 1911-1965.

In addition, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is pleased to continue presentation of the following oil painters: the flowing landscapes of Linda Sorensen, the luminescent desertscapes of Kathi Hilton, and the translucent seascapes and dynamic landscapes of Alex Dzigurski II. We look forward to seeing you soon.

We are teaming with our talented local framer and great friend, Gary Smith. Gary will be conducting his Small World Framing from this location. He will often be on site to assist you with all your custom framing needs. As he has done for some time, Gary will continue to feature the art work of notable engraving artist, the late Gail Packer, and original abstract-influenced landscape, seascape and floral watercolors by Bodega Bay's Jean Warren.

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New tidbits of historic information about
Joshua Meador & Jimmy Swinnerton from the California Art Club
Joshua Meador Self Portrait
Joshua Meador Self Portrait
from the Meador Family Collection

This past week, we learned some new tidbits about two of our most valued painters, Joshua Meador and Jimmy Swinnerton. We found a California Art Club newsletter from January 1959 containing admiring nods to both of these artists.

Fifty-two years ago, The California Art Club, in the January 1959 edition of their Art Bulletin, offered a word of gratitude to Jimmy Swinnerton for being their December '58 guest speaker, and gave an introduction to Joshua Meador, their guest speaker for January '59.

At the time, Swinnerton was in his mid 80's, a long established and well-loved artist, and the creating pioneer of the newspaper comic strip. Meador was 48 years old and well respected in his position at Disney Studios. He was in his artistic prime and his star was rising as a gifted and unique painter.

Jimmy Swinnerton and Portrait of him by Peter Ilyan 1930
1930 photo of Jimmy Swinnerton, then President of the Bohemian Club, admiring a portrait of him done by Peter Ilyan, hanging in the Bohemian Club headquarters in San Francisco. In 1882, the young Swinnerton became a staff cartoonist for William Randolph Hearst's San Francisco Examiner where he produced The Little Bears, believed by many experts to be the first newspaper comic strip.
The California Art Club's enthusiastic introduction of Meador's art demonstration and talk includes information about his academic and professional achievements apart from his creative role at the Disney Studios.

Academically, Meador had graduated cum laude from the Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1930's. In 1935, on a friend's suggestion, he had submitted his portfolio to Walt Disney, resulting in Meador's move to Hollywood and his career at Disney Studios.

Apart from duties at Disney, Meador also painted California landscapes. His works were being sold by the Ruthermore Galleries in San Francisco, and were exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Academy of Design, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor and de Young Museum in San Francisco, and the Pasadena Art Museum.

The introduction goes on to speak of Meador's work as "highly individualistic and his technique is definitely his own. He is able to produce a feeling of boldness with restraint, and create in the beholder the mood which the artist is endeavoring to express! We are in for an artistic treat through the visit and demonstration of Joshua Meador...."
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Header of The Art Bulletin, a publication of the California Art Club, January 1959.
California Art Bulletin California Art Club Guest introduction of Joshua Meador
A paragraph of introduction of the January speaker of the month, Joshua Meador
California Art Bulletin California Art Club Note of Gratitude to Jimmy Swinnerton
A note of gratitude to Jimmy Swinnerton for being one of the California Art Club's December, 1958 speakers

As a note to our readers, if you happen to come across old publications, photos, or documentation concerning any of our historic artists, please contact us. We will assist bringing that information to light.

We believe that the more that is known about California's historic painters, the more their story will be told and the more attention will be paid to their work.

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The Treasures of California Impressionism ... The Irvine Museum presents
Edouard Vysekal Joy
Eduard Vysekal, Joy
Oil on canvas, 46 x 35
All Things Bright & Beautiful
a marvelous sampling of California Impressionist Painters

Matteo Sandona In Her Kimono
Matteo Sandona, In her Kimono
Oil on canvas, 25 1/4 x 28 1/2
George Brandriff Cannery Row Newport Beach
George Brandriff, Cannery Row, Newport Beach
Oil on board, 14 x 18

Someone once wrote that California Impressionism was "the Indian Summer of Impressionism." Waves of artists, many of whom had studied with the French Masters, came to California with old world skills, landing in a new world of diverse and challenging beauty. Inspired by California's wonders, these artists applied their talents with superb results. Today, their work speaks to us anew, reminding us of the rare privilege we enjoy to live in such a wondrous land. Following are stories of some of these artists and some samples of their work. The source of the following biographical sketches are from Askart.com, many of which are from Edan M. Hughes, Artists in California 1786-1940.

Born in Czechoslovakia, Eduard Vysekal (1890-1939) moved to St. Paul, MN to live with his father. He soon relocated to Chicago pursuing art studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. He taught at the AIC from 1912 to 1914. He and his artist wife Luvena Buchanan came to California in 1914 to execute a mural commissioned by the Barbara Worth Hotel in El Centro. They chose to remain in California, making their home in the Hollywood Hills. He supplemented his painting by teaching art at the Art Student's League in Los Angeles and the Otis Art Institute. He is known for his bold figure studies.

George Brandriff (1890 - 1936) came to Orange County as a teen in 1913. He worked his way through dental school as a piano salesman. Without formal training, he was a painter all his life. He once had a few art lessons from Anna Hills, Carl Oscar Borg, and Jack Wilkerson Smith. After ten years as a dentist, he dedicated himself full time to his painting. He built a home and studio in Laguna Beach, and created landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and figures. Suffering from cancer, he committed suicide in 1936.

Matteo Sandona (1881-1964) was known for his portraits. He was born in northern Italy. His father came to America and after three years, sent for the family to follow. Because he exhibited artistic talents in his new American school, his father sent him back to Italy and later to Paris to study. When he returned to his New Jersey home, his father was ill with rheumatism and the family moved to San Francisco for the climate. There he met and studied with Gottardo Piazzoni and Xavier Martinez. He opened a studio in the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art and frequently showed his work at the Bohemian Club. He lost his Clay Street studio in the 1906 earthquake and fire. In 1911, Matteo moved south to Santa Barbara. Among his commissioned portraits were film stars Olivia DeHaviland and Mary Pickford, and opera soprano Dame Nelie Melba.

Edgar Payne Sycamore in Autumn Orange County
Sycamore in Autumn, Orange County, CA 1916
Edgar Payne, Oil on board, 32 x 42
Edgar Payne (1883-1947) is best known for his majestic scenes of the Sierra. He painted plein air and sketched on his expeditions, and worked from sketches in his studio. He loved travel, and painted in the Southwest canyons, Colorado, the Canadian Rockies and the Alps of Europe. He also enjoyed painting near Laguna Beach.
Benjamin Brown The Joyous Garden
The Joyous Garden 1910
Benjamin Brown, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40

Early on in his career in Chicago, he became known for his stage scenery. He was mostly self taught, but did study at the Art Institute of Chicago.

He lived in Laguna Beach where he founded and became President of the Laguna Beach Art Association. In 1924, he received a commission from the Santa Fe Railroad to create scenes of the Southwest.

Known for impressionist landscapes of the Sierra and fields of poppies, Benjamin Brown (1865-1942) worked in oil, watercolor, lithography, and etching. He studied at the University of Tennessee and the St. Louis School of Fine Arts. Early on his interest was in photography, and he attended the Academy Julian in Paris. After returning to the midwest, he came to Pasadena in 1896 where he often painted scenes of the San Gabriel Mountains, and nearby in the California Desert and the Grand Canyon. He established a etchings business with his brother, Printmakers of Los Angeles, which later became known as the California Society of Printmakers.

Granville Redmond California Landscape with FlowersCalifornia Landscape with Flowers
Granville Redmond, Oil on canvas 32 x 80

Granville Redmond was deaf, due to a bout of scarlet fever when he was quite young. His parents relocated to Northern California from Philadelphia so their son could attend the Berkeley School for the Deaf.

He studied art at the California School of Design with Arthur Mathews and Amedee Joullin. In San Francisco, he was associated with Gottardo Piazzoni and Giuseppe Cadenasso. He continued his studies in Paris at the Academie Julian.

Anna Hills By the Roadside near El Torro
By the Roadside near El Torro 1914
Anna Hills, 14 x 11

After Paris, he moved to Los Angeles, where he became friends with Charlie Chaplin, who admired his expressiveness using American sign language. He supplied Redmond a studio on the movie lot and collected many of Redmond's paintings. Redmond associated with other painters at the time, most notably Elmer Wachtel and Norman St. Clair. He is one of the Irvine Museum's featured artists.

After art studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, Academy Julian in Paris, and in New York, Anna Hills (1882- 1930) settled in Laguna Beach. She was a founding member and six term president of the Laguna Beach Art Association.

Meta Cressy Under the Pepper Tree
Under the Pepper Tree, 1927
Meta Cressy, Oil on canvas, 26 x 40

As a painter, she is known for her landscape and marine paintings and her highly colorful palette and for her teaching. But she is perhaps best loved for her tireless promotion of the visual arts throughout Orange County and in the public schools. She is one of the Irvine Museum's featured artists.

Meta Gehring Cressey (1882 - 1964) along with her husband studied with Robert Henri in a summer class held in Spain in 1912. The couple were active in the Los Angeles art community, and were part of the group which formed the Los Angeles Modern Art Society in 1916. Members of the group sought to arrive at a blend of modernism with the tradition laid down by regional plein air artists. She painted Under the Pepper Tree in her garden in the Hollywood Hills. The painting was exhibited at the Los Angeles Museum of History in 1927. Cressy loved the brilliant colors and light of impressionism. With the depression, Meta Cressy lost her beloved gardens and pepper trees in Hollywood. Despondent of her loss, she abandoned painting.

Maron Kavanaugh Wachtel
Landscape with Oak Trees
Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel, Watercolor 20 x 16
When Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel (1870-1954) arrived in California in 1903, she was already an accomplished painter. She had studied and taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, and had studied with William Merritt Chase in New York. In the Bay Area, she continued her studies with
William Keith. Soon, she married famed artist Elmer Wachtel and moved to Pasadena. In those days, the region was filled with oaks, sycamores, and eucalyptus throughout the valley with clear views of the Sierra Madre in the distance. The Wachtels enjoyed frequent painting excursions throughout California. According to Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last, it was at this time Marion refined her technique of slowly building transparent washes of color, returning after the paint had dried, adding pastels to blend shapes, soften edges, and add highlights.
Paul Lauritz Poinsettias
Paul Lauritz, Oil on canvas, 32 x 36
(See Paul Lauritz's works in our gallery)

She was a founding member of the California Water Color Society in 1921. Elmer Wachtel died in 1929. After Elmer's death, she retreated from painting for several years, but then began painting again, this time adding oils to her watercolor work. She continued painting until shortly before her death.

Norwegian Paul Lauritz (1889 - 1975) was quite adventurous in his early life. He arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia, when he was 16 years old. Edan Hughes writes that Lauritz soon moved South to Portland where he met his wife Mary, and they then went to Alaska in search of gold. Although he didn't strike it rich, he found inspiration among Alaska's natural beauty, and he met and exhibited with Alaskan artist Sydney Laurence. In 1919, he moved south again, this time to Los Angeles where he returned to his art. He painted portraits, landscapes and marine scenes, one which was commissioned by the King of Norway. From his LA home, he ventured on painting excursions into the Sierra and the deserts of the Southwest. He taught at the Chouinard School of Art and the Otis Art Institute, was president of the California Art Club and many other associations, including the Salmagundi Club in New York. His work resides in many museums and received numerous awards.

Theodore Wores Almond Blossoms Los Altos
Almond Blossoms, Los Altos 1925
Theodore Wores, Oil on canvas 16 x 24
Born in San Francisco, Theodore Wores (1859 - 1939) was one of the first students of the San Francisco School of Design. He would go on to study at the Royal Academy in Munich and with William Merritt Chase and James Whistler. He had a deep interest in Asia, painting at first scenes from San Francisco's Chinatown, and later living in Japan for three years. When he returned to
Hanson Puthuff Mystical Hills
Mystical Hills
Hanson Puthuff, Oil on canvas, 24 x 34

San Francisco in 1998, he focused on painting portraits but began painting landscapes. His passion for travel next sent him to the Pacific, spending time in Hawaii and Samoa and then on to Spain. When he returned to San Francisco, he lost his home and studio in the '06 quake and fire. In 1907, he was appointed dean of the San Francisco Art Institute, and held that position for six years. Afterward, he spent time in Taos, NM, Calgary, British Columbia, and Saratoga, Ca. In his later years, he painted orchards near his Saratoga studio. He is best known for his Japanese, Hawaiian, and Samoan figures and his San Francisco scenes.

Hanson Duvall Puthuff (1875 - 1972) is remembered for his California landscapes and desert paintings, and his involvement in the Southern California art world in the early 20th century. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Denver Art School, and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He came to California as an adult, arriving in Los Angeles at the age of 27. Initially, he worked painting billboards and theater scenery, and began teaching private art lessons. By 1926, he was painting plein air full time. He received a major commission from the Santa Fe Railroad for a series of Grand Canyon and Southwest scenes to be used for the railroad's advertising. From his homes in La Canada and Corona del Mar, he would take painting expeditions often with artist friends such as Edgar Payne. He helped form two artist organizations, the California Art Club and the Art Student's League of Los Angeles. He was one of a group of painters known as the Garvanza Circle which included Fernand Lungren, Carl Oscar Borg, Maynard Dixon, Granville Redmond, and Elmer Wachtel. One of his students was Sam Hyde Harris.

William Wendt The Silent Summer Sea
The Silent Summer Sea 1915
William Wendt, oil on canvas 40 x 50
Alfred Mitchell In the Morning Light
In the Morning Light, 1931
Alfred Mithchell, Oil on masonite 44 x 56

One of California's best known impressionist landscape painters was William Wendt (1865 - 1946), often called the Dean of Southern California artists. He was not a studio painter, and his works are known for their rich hues of green and brown. He was a co-founder of the California Art Club along with Hanson Putuff, and served as its president for several years. Although mostly self taught, he did study briefly at Art Institute of Chicago, and remained there as a commercial artist. While at the Art Institute of Chicago, he met his life long friend, Gardner Symons. Both men liked the impressionist style begun in France in the 19th century, and Southern California provided the light and dynamic scenery filled with bright colors, atmospherics and shimmering light well suited for impressionist interpretations. He painted throughout California and the Southwest, but refused to paint the Grand Canyon, saying " ... it is impossible." In 1919, he left the growing LA area for the solitude of Laguna Beach.

In 1908, Alfred Richard Mitchell (1888 - 1972) came to San Diego at age twenty. As he grew into adulthood, he painted scenes of buildings of the young city of San Diego throughout the early years of the twentieth century. Today, his paintings serve as a fine art historical record of the period. He was quite adventurous. As a teen, he prospected for gold in western Nevada. He studied art at the San Diego Academy of Art under its founding artist, Maurice Braun, who regarded young Alfred as one of his most talented students. After returning to his native Pennsylvania for further study at the Pennsylvanian Academy of Fine Arts, he returned to San Diego in the early 1920's. He participated in the San Diego Art Guild, the La Jolla Art Association, and was one of the original founders of the Laguna Art Association. Due to his strong colors and undertones, he is considered more a post-impressionist. In a time when more artists were retreating back into their studios, Alfred preferred to paint plein air.

As a teen, John Marshall Gamble (1863 - 1957) moved with his parents to Auckland, New Zealand. When he was twenty years old, he moved to San Francisco and studied art at the School of Design in San Francisco with Virgil Williams and Emil Carlsen. Next, he studied in Paris at the Academie Julian. He returned to San Francisco and established a studio, only to lose it in the 1906 earthquake and fire. He then moved south to Santa Barbara where he remained the rest of his life. Today, John Gamble is

William Clapp Country Road
Country Road
William Clapp, oil on canvas 24 x 36

known for his masterful impressionist landscapes of the Santa Barbara region, with compositions often filled with poppies or lupines with the deep purples of California hills in the distance. During his career, he did no commercial work, making his entire living from selling his paintings.

William Henry Clapp (1879 - 1954) was a gifted painter and etcher. He employed differing styles, from Impressionism to Fauvism to Pointillism. His younger sister died at age 17 due to tuberculosis, and being deeply committed to his family, he remained with his parents until their deaths. He came to Oakland, California in 1885, and returned with his family to Montreal soon after the turn of the century. In Montreal, he studied at the Montreal Art Association and then on to Paris. There, he was greatly influenced by Claude Monet, and was exposed to the works of Picasso, Cezanne, and Gauguin who were just beginning to exhibit. He was well rooted in older techniques as well, from his studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Academie Julian, but he was most influenced by Impressionism. He returned to Montreal becoming part of a group of progressive painters known as the Canadian Art Club. In 1915, his father purchased a pineapple plantation in Cuba. He sent some Cuban paintings back to Montreal. But a hurricane ended the family's Cuban days. Next, the family moved to Piedmont, CA. By this time, William was thirty-eight, and he became director of the Oakland Art Gallery for thirty years, from 1918 - 1949. In this role, he was a proponent of modernism and experimentation in the arts. He arranged exhibitions for the Society of Six led by Seldon Gile, quite a contrast from previously esteemed local artists such as Arthur Mathews and William Keith.

Armin Hanson The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse 1915
Armin Hansen, oil on canvas 30 x 36
William Wendt There is No Solitude in Nature
There is no Solitude in Nature, 1906
William Wendt, oil on canvas 34 x 36

San Franciscan Armin Carl Hansen (1886 - 1957) studied art at the Royal Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany where both his father and grandfather had trained. He learned to paint from German impressionists and developed a style which relied on a darker and more muted palette. After six years in Europe, Armin returned to San Francisco and set up his studio. He eagerly anticipated the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition ready to open in February of 1915. When the fair arrived, he submitted six etchings and two paintings, for which he won two silver medals. In 1916, he moved to Monterey where he produced his most enduring work. He painted scenes of the local sardine industry with the colorful Portuguese and Sicilian fisherman going about their work. He also painted the coast, often at Point Lobos, just south of Camel.

Famed California impressionist painter Guy Rose (1867 - 1925) was the son of an influential California state senator. He was raised on a Southern California ranch and vineyard. As a nine-year old, he was accidentally shot in the face while hunting with his brothers. During his long recuperative period, he began to sketch and experiment with watercolors and oil paints. This led eventually to his studies at the California School of Design in San Francisco. In 1888, he continued his studies in Paris at the Academie Julian, studying with Jules Lefebvre. There he won a scholarship to the Academie Delacluse. From Paris, he relocated to New York where he did illustrations for Harper's Weekly, Scribners, and Century. In 1899, he returned to France, and bought a cottage at Giverny. After spending some time in Paris and Argentina, he lived in Giverny for eight years, from 1904-1012, where he enjoyed a close relationship with Claude Monet, whom Guy regarded as both his friend and mentor. In 1914, he moved to Los Angeles where he served as director of the Stickney Memorial School of Art in Pasadena. He won gold medals at both the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego. His works are in the Laguna Beach Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum, and the Pasadena Art Institute.

Guy Rose Point Lobos Carmel
Point Lobos, Carmel 1918
Guy Rose, oil on canvas 24 x 29
Guy Rose San Gabriel Road
San Gabriel Road 1919
Guy Rose, oil on canvas 24 x 29
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Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
Now at the Brooklyn Museum

Here is an exhibition which pulls back the curtain of Rockwell's creative process, allowing a glimpse into Rockwell's underlying genius. Everyone knows he created enduring images of American life, but few know that he used cameras to help do it.

First came Rockwell's inspired vision. Then, as part of his method, he would use photography to study elements of his vision. He commissioned a variety of photographers as collaborators who often made use of Rockwell's fellow townspeople and neighbors to serve as models in pre-conceived poses and settings. Once Rockwell had these photos in hand, he would retreat to his studio and take to his palette, easel, and brushes.

Rockwell is well loved today because he was willing to address large topics of social conscience with heart. Many of his critics choose to refer to his work as "illustration" rather than art, with some adding a kick labeling it is dripping with sentimentality. We even have a modern adjective, "Rockwellian," to refer to sentimental scenes of the American past. But other critics see his composition and story-telling content as sharp as any scalpel, designed to cut to the conscious and sub-conscious thoughts and feelings of his contemporary audience.

Norman Rockwell Tattoo Parlor and Sailor

Here's where Brooklyn Museum's exhibit is helpful. How did Rockwell get his images to compel such strong responses from his audience? The answer is, in part, he studied real people emoting the very qualities he was hoping to depict, and he used cameras to capture the body language and expressions.

The Brooklyn Museum describes this exhibition. ... "Beginning in the late 1930s, Norman Rockwell adopted photography as a tool to bring his illustration ideas to life in studio sessions. Working as a director, Rockwell carefully staged his photographs, selecting props and locations, choosing his models, and orchestrating every detail. He created an abundance of photographs for each new subject, sometimes capturing complete compositions and other times combining separate pictures of individual elements. These photographs were the focus of a recently completed two-year project at the Norman Rockwell Museum that preserved and digitized almost 20,000 negatives. For the first time, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera presents these study photographs alongside his paintings, drawings, and related tear sheets to offer a fascinating look at the artist’s working process."

On May 16, 1967, Look Magazine published Rockwell's New Kids in the Neighborhood. The elements of this composition are a delight to behold. Rockwell is seeking to address the way forward as America deals with desegregation. For a backdrop, he creates a scene in the midst of the American Dream, a neighborhood of new houses with new cars in the driveway. But in this dream, he shows a family of African Americans moving into a previously all-white neighborhood. Apart from a shadowed mover focused on his task, adults are absent and we have only children, left to their own curious natures to play out the drama as white encounters black. Rockwell contrasts these children in the initial uncomfortable curiosity of the moment, but provides clues that these children will move beyond that moment.

To foreshadow that eventual mutual acceptance, Rockwell provides visual clues that these children will eventually make great friends. Both sets of kids have pets, the new kids have a white cat, the neighborhood kids have a black and tan dog. The girls both have pink ribbons in their hair. The boys have baseball gloves and well worn tennis shoes. Looking at the painting, you can't help but feel that the awkwardness and curiosity of the initial moment will proceed quickly to new and lasting friendships. The photo studies for this work were done by Louie Lamone, 1918 - 2007.

Norman Rockwell New Kids in the Neighborhood Photo 1
Norman Rockwell New Kids in the Neighborhood Photo 2 Norman Rockwell New Kids in the Neighborhood Photo 3
photos for New Kids in the Neighborhood, Louie Lamone, photographer
Norman Rockwell New Kids in the Neighborhood
New Kids in the Neighborhood, Norman Rockwell Look Magazine, May 16, 1967
Norman Rockwell Shuffleton's Barber Shop
Saturday Evening Post Cover, April 29, 1950
Shuffleton's Barber Shop, Norman Rockwell, Oil on canvas
Norman Rockwell The Dugout Photo
photos for The Dugout,
John Stuart Cloud, photographer
Norman Rockwell The Dugout
The Dugout, Saturday Evening Post, Cover, September 4, 1948
Norman Rockwell, Watercolor
Norman Rockwell Shuffleton's Barber Shop Photo
photo for Shuffleton's Barber Shop,
Gene Pelham, photographer

On September 4th, 1948, the Saturday Evening Post cover had Rockwell's painting entitled The Dugout. Although Rockwell normally worked in oils, this painting was done in watercolor. The art editor of the Saturday Evening Post, Ken Stuart, accompanied Rockwell on a field trip to Braves Field in Boston to view a doubleheader between the Chicago Cubs and the hometown Braves. They photographed and used actual jeering fans, and along with the staged photo of the Cub's worried batboy, the elements of the painting were thereby put together. On the right hand side of the painting, a partial image of Rockwell can be seen, clutching his program and wearing a straw hat.

The painting expresses clearly what sports fans everywhere experience, the polar opposites of sport fans' emotional spectrum, as ABC's Wide World of Sports would later express the same thought, "from the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat."

On April 29th, 1950, the Saturday Evening Post's cover featured Rockwell's painting, Shuffleton's Barbershop. It was a scene which embodied the deep American feelings of hard work, and after hours community and play. The photo shows an unlighted foreground of the barbershop after hours. There is a push broom left after the last customer's locks were swept up, next to the open door showing a peek into the lighted back room. The painting has amazing detail, showing a homey wood burning stove and a well aged cracked leather barber's chair, which must have hosted every head in town many times over. Celebrating the end of a day's labor, good friends gather in the back room for an after hours jam session, filled with friendliness and fiddles.

Cover Norman Rockwell, Behind the Camera by Ron Schick
To learn more, read Norman Rockwell:
Behind the Camera
by Ron Schick

Norman Rockwell, previously in our newsletter
Brooklyn Museum Midsized Thumbnail
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

November 19, 2010–April 10, 2011
Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, NY
Rockwells Lincoln the Railsplitter Thumbnail
Norman Rockwell's
Lincoln the Railsplitter

October '08
Rockwell Still Sets the Table
August '08
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Gallery Notes
  • Gallery Notes
  • In a matter of days from the issuance of this Newsletter, Linda will have organized her Artist's Studio in the old location. (Another room is available from the building owner if anyone else is interested in a similar venture.) When she is working on site she welcomes visitors, so she'll have an "Open Studio" or similar sign out. Look out the back window of Local Color Artist Gallery or down the driveway on the left side of Terrapin Creek Cafe. Linda will continue to have a group of works on view at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, but additional works can easily be accessed by gallery personnel.
  • The new space has a seating area for viewing Four Men Paint One Tree (the Disney film featuring Josh Meador) and various filmed resources about California Impressionism and the California Style Watercolor Movement, plus slide shows of museums and the like. On a nearby computer screen a wonderful video of Gail Packer describing her process in creating her etchings can be viewed. Just ask!
  • There will be reference books on hand to a far greater extent than previously. The gallery offers as a courtesy to the Dzigurski family purchase of the book about Alexander Dzigurski, and the DVD.
  • The gallery has received a very few gold-signed complete sets of the special collection of vintage prints issued by John W. Hilton. Please inquire if interested. There are a few single prints in the PrintBin.
  • The PrintBin has been divided into one for vintage prints and similar memorabilia, and the other for unframed watercolors and items that are "originals". Keep in mind that Gary Smith is available for custom framing.
  • The gallery of Jeff Olsen Fine Art in Lake Forest has informed us that the Santa Monica's California Heritage Museum entitled Buena Vista: California Artists in Mexico, 1928 - 1970, an exhibit of California style watercolors done in Mexico.
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Pablo Picasso
Reading 1932
Now in Seattle ... coming to SF's de Young the summer of 2011
Picasso, Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris
October 8 - January 17
Seattle Art Museum | See the Art Slide show

Wednesday–Sunday: 10 am–5 pm Thursday & Friday: 10 am–9 pm Monday & Tuesday: closed
The works in this exhibition come from Picasso’s personal collection -
works of art the highly self-aware artist kept for himself with the intent of shaping his own artistic legacy. Drawn from the collection of the Musée National Picasso in Paris—the largest and most important repository of the artist’s work in the world—the exhibition will feature work representing every major period from the artist’s prolific output over eight decades.
Pablo Picasso Jaquiline with Crossed Hands ThumbnailPablo Picasso Jaquiline with Crossed Hands 1954
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What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Open Wednesays through Sundays, 10:00 - 5:00 (other times by appointment)

1785 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay,
CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay
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
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The Ren Brown Collection
Mythos Sun and Moon: Recent Work By Kyoto Artist Sarah Brayer
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Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery Local Color Artist Gallery
Jan. 8 - Feb. 6. “Small Works”
featuring the gallery artists, Ron Sumner, Pamela Wallace, Jody Shipp,
Florence Brass, Judy Henderson and introducing Sara Barnes.
Artists’ reception, Sat. Jan. 8th from 1 to 4 PM.

Gallery Hours, Thurs through Mon, 10 AM to 4 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
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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
Christmas Treasures Show
9 x 12 and smaller paintings by Christopher Queen's contemporary artists
.... through January

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

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
“Mind~Body~Spirit” A collaboration of Twenty Four Artists ~In three consecutive exhibits~
In music the head is the melody, the body is the rhythm and the spirit is the harmony, you need all three parts to make music, so it is with this community exhibit. We are in a renaissance of creativity, the art is abundant in every form, we have come together to share in all aspects of this extraordinary time. In "Mind ~ Body ~ Spirit" These exhibits are the result of eight artists creating eight images, 8x8 inches. The artists chooses one subject and does it eight different ways. Each exhibit will have 64 images that will be hung in a mix.

Beginning in January "Mind" ~ An Exhibit of Heads Reception: Sunday, January 2, 3-6pm
Followed by "Body" in February, a figurative exhibit and "Spirit" in March, an abstract exhibit Gallery
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243
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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).
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Lee Youngman

IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Sunday, Oct 9 Gala Opening 3 - 5 PM
"Uniquely Youngman" show February 5, 2011 with Paul Youngman. . . All new paintings!
for info ... please call 707-942-0585
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Paul Youngman

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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.
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Tomales Fine Art Gallery
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IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799

The Gallery will be closed for vacation
from January 4—21, 2011
Happy New Year!
January 21—February 27, 2011
BAKERS DOZEN 2011. Artist Reception: Saturday, January 22, 4—6pm Gallery Talk: Art Words Loreen Barry, Jack Carter, Elizabeth Herron, Brian Howlett, Eric Johnson, Pat Nolan
Thursday, February 24, 7pm

The Gallery will be closed for vacation from January 4—21, 2011 Happy New Year!
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
New Paintings by Susan Ball: December 7 – January 16, 2011
Guest Artists: Wendy Brayton, Sherrie Loveler and Linda Schroeter

The 5th Annual Invitational Art Exhibition January 18 - February 27, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 22 | 2-5pm
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
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17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
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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)
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Silouette of Cypress
Kai Samuel-Davis
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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.

First Anniversary Exhibition Opening!

Our new show, celebrating the completion of our first year in business, showcases the broad diversity of our interests. Antique, modern, and contemporary works in all media and many styles co-exist in our cozy environment.

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952
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Yellow Eye (Protest) by
Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonit
32 1/2 x 24
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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

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Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community
in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art

Family Tree: Fine Woodworking in Northern California
Jan 21 through March 13
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Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
And, while on the Big Island, visit these friends of our gallery ...
Isaacs Art Center In Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii Isaacs Art Center
Well worth the effort ... while on the Big Island, visit its best Museum and Gallery,
with some impressive and historic Hawaiian art.
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Kilauea by Moonlight
Jules Taverier c 1890
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Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area

The Walt Disney Family Museum
tickets available online
Film of the Month: January 2 - January 31
Donald Duck Favorites 1:00pm and 4:00pm (daily except Tuesdays and January 15 and 22) | Theater. Donald Duck made his debut in 1934 and had starred in 128 Donald Duck cartoons by 1961. Join us for a screening of some of our favorites, including, Mr. Duck Steps Out, Donald's Dilemma, Slide Donald Slide, and Donald's Diary.

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San Francisco de Young Museum
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
September 25, 2010 - January 18, 2011

coming Summer 2011
Picasso from Musée National Picasso, Paris
June 11, 2011 - September 25, 2011

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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Think California
September 24, 2009- February 5, 2011

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Japanesque: The Japanese Printin the Era of Impressionism October 16, 2010 - January 9, 2011

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
Reclaimed Paintings
from the collection of Jacques Gaudstikker

through March 29, 2011
Art collector and gallery owner Jacques Gaudstikker of the Netherlands died while fleeing the Nazi invasion of his country, and 1,400 works of art were looted by lReichsmarschall Hermann Göring. After decades of effort and negotiations, much of this art has been returned to the family, in one of the largest restitutions of Nazi era looted art ever.

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Oakland Museum of California

PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation
through Jan 9, drawings, paintings, & sculptures from Ratatouille, WALL-E, UP, and Toy Story.
- The new Gallery of California Art showcases more than 800 works"... one of the largest and most comprehensive holdings of California art"
Feb 26 - May 29 Splendors of Faith / Scars of Conquest Arts of the Missions of Northern New Spain,1600-1821

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San Francisco

Henri Cartier-Bresson The Modern Century
October 30, 2010 - January 30, 2011
Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870 October 30, 2010 - April 17, 2011

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Mad Science:

October 31, 2010 – February 6, 2011
the edgy and experimental work by this group of Bay Area artists, who are scholars, scientists, and classically trained artists.

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Peanuts . . . Naturally
August 28, 2010 through January 23, 2011
Portraits of Schultz
October 1, 2010 through February 6, 2011
Upstairs Changing Gallery

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery

Lee and Grant
January 30 - March 20 ... provides a major reassessment of the lives, careers, and historical impact of Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, rediscovering them within the context of their own time —based on their own words and those of their contemporaries, photographs, paintings, prints, coins, reproduction clothing, accoutrements owned and carried by the two men, documents written in their own hands, and biographical and historical records to reveal each man in his historical and cultural context.
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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 Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Ctr for the Arts
Nature’s Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy
January 9 - March 27, 2011
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA
Grace Hudson Museum

American Masterpieces
The Artistic Legacy
of California Indian Baskets

Nov 20 through Feb 27

Grace Hudson Museum Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 939-7862

Fletcher Benton: The Artist's Studio
and Living Walls: A Collaborative Installation

Saturday, Nov 20 - Feb 6, 2011

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Monterey Museum of Art
Miró, Matisse & Picasso:
Celebrating Color and Line

Oct 30 - Feb 27
MMA La Mirada
Monterey Museum of Art

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

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Crocker Art Museum

A Pioneering Collection:
Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum

OCT 10 – FEB 6

Tomorrow’s Legacies:
Gifts Celebrating the Next 125 Years

OCT 10– JAN 9


Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits

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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.

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Yosemite: Then and Now
October 2, 2010 - January 23, 2011
American Art ... key artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Works by Albert Bierstadt, George Inness, John Singer Sargent, Frederic Remington, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, Marsden Hartley, and Milton Aver

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Photographing the American West: |
Selections from the Permanent Collection
06.12.10 - 02.27.11

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Generations: Paintings by Raúl Anguiano
Now Through February 06, 2011
Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman
January 29, 2011 Through May 01, 2011
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Los Olivos
Wilding Museum

Marc Muench: Explorations in North America
January 12 through May 8, 2011
Main Gallery
Plein Air Paintings of El Chorro and Ytias Ranches
January 19 through March 6, 2011
Barbara Goodall Education Gallery

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Norton Simon Museum

Permanent collection,European paintings
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
Gardens and Grandeur:
Porcelains and Paintings
by Franz A. Bischoff
November 14, 2010 – March 20, 2011

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Museum of Art

QUILT VISIONS 2010: No Boundaries
October 24, 2010 - March 13, 2011

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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Working the West: Selections from the Phippen Collection, November 6, 2010 to February 20, 2011
A celebration of the working cowboy as seen through the eyes of renowned Western artists who captured this vanishing way of life on the ranches of the American West.

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Masterpieces from
the Musée National Picasso, Paris
October 8, 2010–January 17, 2011

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

Thomas Moran at Shoshone Falls
OCT 23, 2010 – JAN 16, 2011

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946
1st floor, Renwick Gallery Now through January 30, 2011

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Nashville, TN
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
The Birth of Impressionism
Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

October 15, 2010 – January 23, 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.
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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 Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Permanent collection
American Paintings

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

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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

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