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Grace Allison Griffith
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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
February 2020

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Our Featured article ...
Henri Edmond Cross The Rose House
Neo-Impressionist
Henri Edmond Cross

Musee Giverny Impressionismes
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New ... Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Artist of the Month
Feb 2020, Sebastopol's own Grace Allison Griffith, 1885 - 1955
Grace Allison Griffith
Grace Allison Griffith, 1905, age 20
  • Talented art student, Grace studied with Bohemian Club member, Lorenzo Latimer.
  • On an extended trip to Hawaii in 1919, she completed a series of highly prized and published watercolors and was dubbed by local critics as the "Wizard of Watercolor."
  • In the 1920's, she studied in England and exhibited throughout England and Scotland. She was invited and became a member of the Royal Watercolor Society, a high honor for an American artist.
  • In Sonoma County, she is well known for her pastoral landscapes.
  Grace Allison Griffith with her niece, Nells Allsion
Grace with her nieceNells, circa 1915-20
Nathaniel Griffith
     
     
     
     
     
     
 




Neo-Impressionist Henri Edmond Cross
at the Musee Giverny Impressionismes, Peindre Le Bonheur
by Daniel Rohlfing
Henri Edmond Cross Exhibition Title Placard
"Henry Edmond Cross Painting Happiness"
Entrance for the Musee de Impressionnismes Giverny
Logo, Musee des impressionnismes Giverny

After a delightful visit to Claude Monet's home and gardens in Giverny, Linda (Sorensen) and I enjoyed a lunch at the French restaurant Le Nympheas across the street. With time yet to kill before our train back to Paris, we stolled down Rue Claude Monet to the Musee de Impressionismes. There we discovered an amazing exhibition, "Henri-Edmond Cross: Peindre Le Bonheur."

Henri Edmond Cross, Portrait of Dr. Soins, 1883 Musee de la Chartreuse, Douai, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Portrait of Dr. Soins, 1883
Musee de la Chartreuse, Douai, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Portrait of Mme. Delacroix, Mother of the Artist 1880-85 Musee de la Chartreuse, Douai, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Portrait of Mme. Delacroix, Mother of the Artist 1880-85
Musee de la Chartreuse, Douai, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Convalescent, Self Portrait, 1882-85 Musee de la Chartreuse, Douai, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Convalescent, Self Portrait, 1882-85
Musee de la Chartreuse, Douai, France

Henri Edmond Cross was born in Douai in Northern France in 1856. His talent was first recognized by Dr. Auguste Soins (portrait above left), a cousin of his mother. At 19, he was an art student in Paris. His early work, portraits and still lifes were done in the dark colors of Realism. To distinquish himself in the art world, he changed his name from Henri Delecroix to Henri Cross, so as not to be confused with Romantic painter, Eugene Delacroix.

Henri Edmond Cross, Laundresses in Provence, 1885-89 Musee des Arts Decoratifs, don de Paul Signac at Ker Roussel, Paris, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Laundresses in Provence, 1885-89
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, don de Paul Signac at Ker Roussel, Paris, France

With this exhibition happening in Giverny, just down the street from Monet's home and gardens, Linda and I could have easily inferred that Henri Edmond Cross was a neighbor and good friend of Claude Monet. Such is not the case. Cross met Claude Monet just once in Paris in 1884. At the time, Monet was 44 and Cross was 28. Cross was influenced by Monet and changed his painting style.

Having seen this exhibition, I really like Cross. He was an open minded artist, willing to let go of what he had known and done before to explore new possibilities. After meeting Monet, he willingly abandoned the dark colors of realism. Monet opened his eyes and mind, causing Cross to explore the brighter colors of Impressionism.

And Cross didn't stop there. He continued to change and grow artistically. He was frineds with a group of Neo Impressionists, and in time, Cross began exploring Pointillism. After a while, he changing his style again, choosing to use colorful elongated dash strokes with bare canvas showing. This stylye influenced Andre Derrain and Henri Matisse who developed Fauvism, the use of strong non-natural color over the colors which would have been retained in Impressionism.

Henri Edmond Cross, Monaco, 1884 Musee de la Chartreuse, Douai, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Monaco, 1884
Musee de la Chartreuse, Douai, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Portrait of a Young Boy, 1885-89 Private Colletion
Henri Edmond Cross, Portrait of a Young Boy, 1885-89
Private Colletion
Henri Edmond Cross, Landscape around Eze, France, 1887 Collection of Ronald Feltkamp
Henri Edmond Cross, Landscape around Eze, France, 1887
Collection of Ronald Feltkamp
Henri Edmond Cross, Women Tying the Vines, 1890 Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
Henri Edmond Cross, Women Tying the Vines, 1890
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
Henri Edmond Cross, Village on the Mediterranean, Eze, France, 1887 Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Village on the Mediterranean, Eze, France, 1887
Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Portrait of Gaston Desfontaines, 1887 Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Portrait of Gaston Desfontaines, 1887
Private Collection

1884 was an active year for Cross. After meeting Monet, he along with his Neo-Impressionist friends including Georges Seurrat helped found the Societe des Artistes Indepndants. In time, Cross adopted a Pointillist style.

Henri Edmond Cross, Madame Hector France, 1891 Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Madame Hector France, 1891
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Madame Cross on the Divan, 1889-90 Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Madame Cross on the Divan, 1889-90
Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Vignasse Beach, 1891-92 Musee d'art Moderne Andre Malraux, Le Havre, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Vignasse Beach, 1891-92
Musee d'art Moderne Andre Malraux, Le Havre, France

Pointillism used dots of color to create a range of tones within their paintings. The human eye, when seeing these dots in close proximity to one another, blends the colors of the dots into fields of color. Pointillism was a brief moment in the family tree of painting, but an important one, as artists took the time to study and explore the physics of color perception. At the time, they these artists believed they could use this academic form of painting in creating more perfect images.

Henri Edmond Cross, Antibois Cove, 1891-92 National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Henri Edmond Cross, Antibois Cove, 1891-92
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
 Henri Edmond Cross, Baigne-Cul Beach, 1891-92 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Henri Edmond Cross, Baigne-Cul Beach, 1891-92
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Henri Edmond Cross, Bull Race, 1891-92 Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Bull Race, 1891-92
Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Evening on the Farm, 1893 Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Evening on the Farm, 1893
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France
Henri Edmond Cross, The Swan, 1893 de la Gallerie de la Presidence, Belgium
Henri Edmond Cross, The Swan, 1893
de la Gallerie de la Presidence, Belgium
Henri Edmond Cross, The Hair, 1892 Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Henri Edmond Cross, The Hair, 1892
Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Henri Edmond Cross, Morning on the Farm, 1893 Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Morning on the Farm, 1893
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Goats, 1895 Association Friends of the patit palais, Geneva, Switzerland
Henri Edmond Cross, Goats, 1895
Association Friends of the patit palais, Geneva, Switzerland

In 1883, Cross began wintering in the South of France. While on a trip with his family to the Ales-Maritimes in the South of Frane, bordering Italy and the Mediterranean. There, he met Paul Signac who became a close friend and influence. In 1884, Cross co-founded the Societe des Artistes Independants. Maybe with Monet's advice, and like the Impressionists before them, the members of the Societi des Artistes Indepenants were dissatisfied with the practices of the official Salon and chose instead to offer their works in unjuried exhibitions without prizes.

In 1891, Henri Edmond Cross adopted a Neo-Impressionist style. He moved to the south of France full time, settling in Saint-Clair where he lived the rest of his life.

He visited Paris once a year for the annual Independants exhibitions. His friend Paul Signac lived nearby in Saint-Tropez. Frequent gatherings in Cross's garden were attended by Henri Matisse, Andre Derain and Albert Marquet.


Henri Edmond Cross, Saint Clare Beach, 1896
Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Pines on the Beach, 1896 New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Henri Edmond Cross, Pines on the Beach, 1896
New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Henri Edmond Cross, Quai de Passy, 1899 Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Quai de Passy, 1899
Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Provincial Landscape, 1891 Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany
Henri Edmond Cross, Provincial Landscape, 1891
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany
Henri Edmond Cross, Nocturne, 1896 Association Friends of the patit palais, Geneva, Switzerland
Henri Edmond Cross, Nocturne, 1896
Association Friends of the patit palais, Geneva, Switzerland
Henri Edmond Cross, The Washerwoman, 1895 Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, The Washerwoman, 1895
Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Study for An Excursion, 1894 Association Friends of the patit palais, Geneva, Switzerland
Henri Edmond Cross, Study for An Excursion, 1894
Association Friends of the patit palais, Geneva, Switzerland
Henri Edmond Cross, Afternoon in the Garden, 1904 Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Henri Edmond Cross, Afternoon in the Garden, 1904
Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

Cross's freindship with the Neo-Impressionists consisted of more than sharing a painting technique. They also shared a political philosphy, Anarchism. In France, was a political belief that a utopian society could be achieved. Collectively, the artists who believed in anarchist principles, all hoped for a utopian society. They sought to create scenes illustrating a utopian world.

Even after becoming a Neo-Impressionist, Cross retained his Impressionistic habit of capturing his first impression of a subject. Because creating Pointillist paintings was intensive and time consuming, Cross captured his quick artistic impressions by painting watercolors or colored pencil sketches. He wrote in one of his sketchbooks, "Oh! What I saw in a split second while riding my bike tonight! I just had to jot down these fleeting thingsĀ ... a rapid notation in watercolor and pencil: an informal daubing of contrasting colors, tones, and hues, all packed with information to make a lovely watercolor the next day in the quiet leisure of my studio."

Henri Edmond Cross, Winter Morning, Toulon, France, 1906-07 Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Winter Morning, Toulon, France, 1906-07
Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, The Rose House, 1901-05 Musee d'Ixelles, don Madeleine Maus, Ixelles, Belgium
Henri Edmond Cross, The Rose House, 1901-05
Musee d'Ixelles, don Madeleine Maus, Ixelles, Belgium

In time, Cross evolved further, exchanging exacting dots of color for broad blocky brushstrokes of color with bare canvas between the strokes, resulting in painted mosaics. Pointillism used spots of color to blend colors harmoniously, but now Cross and a second-generation of Neo-Impressionists were more interested in creating harmonies of pure color. His blocky areas of color were instrumental in forming the principles of Fauvism, which emphasized strong color over representational or realistic values.

Henri Edmond Cross, Le Cap Layet, 1904 Musee de Grenoble, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Le Cap Layet, 1904
Musee de Grenoble, France
Henri Edmond Cross, The San Trovaso Bridge, Venice, 1903-05 Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
Henri Edmond Cross, The San Trovaso Bridge, Venice, 1903-05
Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
Henri Edmond Cross, Under the Oaks, 1908 The Hepama Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Under the Oaks, 1908
The Hepama Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Under the Oak Leaves, 1906-07 The Couturat Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Under the Oak Leaves, 1906-07
The Couturat Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Une Pinede (A Pine), 1906 Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Une Pinede (A Pine), 1906
Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, After Bathing in Saint Ropez, 1907-08 Association Friends of the patit palais, Geneva, Switzerland
Henri Edmond Cross, After Bathing in Saint Ropez, 1907-08
Association Friends of the patit palais, Geneva, Switzerland

Henri Matisse and others were influenced by Cross's work. His ideas helped form the principles of Fauvism, paintings characterized by seemingly wild brush work with strident colors, while the subjects of the paintings were simplified and abstracted. Fauvism borrowed from Van Gogh, Seurat, Paul Signac, Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin who use of areas of saturated color. Some Fauvist painters such as Henri Matisse were impacted by new artistic ideas from Africa. At this time, Matisse and his friend from Spain, Pablo Picasso visited an exhibition of African masks, giving rise to cubism.

Henri Edmond Cross, Study for the Scarabee, 1906 Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Study for the Scarabee, 1906
Private Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Nude Study, 1906-08 Bibliotheque Royale de Belgigue, Brussels, Belgium
Henri Edmond Cross, Nude Study, 1906-08
Bibliotheque Royale de Belgigue, Brussels, Belgium
Henri Edmond Cross, Two Nudes under the Cork Oaks, 1906-07 The Couturat Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Two Nudes under the Cork Oaks, 1906-07
The Couturat Collection
Henri Edmond Cross, Sleeping Nude in a Clearning, 1907 Musee de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Henri Edmond Cross, Sleeping Nude in a Clearning, 1907
Musee de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Henri Edmond Cross Wildlife
Henri Edmond Cross, Wildlife, 1905-06
Private Collection

Cross suffered from ill health. In 1891, he moved to Saint-Claire full time due to his rheumatism. Because of his arthritis, his productivity suffered.

Although I found no source for this, I believe Cross's arthritis caused him to accomodate the pain by changing his style. Pointillism required much planning, time and patience to produce the desired color effects. Because standing too long in front of his easel caused him pain, I propose used dashes of color and leaving portions of exposed canvas as a kind of Pointillist short hand. It wouldl would have shortened the length of his painting sessions, and allow him to ease his pain by changing positions.

In his last years, Cross's creative input increased, as if driven by an sense of urgency. In 1909, he was treated in a Paris hospital for cancer. In January of 1910, he returned home. His condition continued to decline, and he died on May 16th, 1910, four days before his 54th birthday.

Although he died young, and many of his paintings no longer exist, and those which do reside in widespread private collections. That said, his remaining oeuvre still influenced others.


Henri-Edmond Cross at the Museum of Impressionism in Giverny
The exhibition follows the chronological order of the painter's creations, from his first paintings and academic portraits
to his explosion of pure color in pointillist works of maturity. Seen chronologically, one can appreciate Cross's artistic evolution over years of painting.
Giverny Museum of Impressionisms, Henri Edmond Cross Exhibition, 2018 | Back to top

Gallery Notes ...
Linda Sorensen Riversong Postcard
Riversong

36 x 24
Linda Sorensen with Kevin Brown at Corricks
Linda Sorensen with Keven Brown at Corrick's, Downtown Santa Rosa, in front of paintings included in the "Autumn's Bounty" special exhibit, now through year's end
Linda Sorensen, Staying True to her Calling
in Berkeley Law's alumni magazine The Transcript, Fall issue, 2019
Linda Sorensen Article Berkeley Law Nov 2019

Museum shows in your future ...
James Tissot Now Showing ... Oct 12 at San Francisco's Legion of Honor
James Tissot: Fashion and Faith
Legion of Honor
Now through Feb 9
James Tissot October
December Newsletter 2019
James Tissot: Fashion and Faith
at SF's Legion of Honor
Claude Monet Giverny Bridge
Now showing ... in Denver, CO
Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature
Major lenders include the Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris;
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago;
and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Denver Art Museum
Now through Feb 2, 2020
Monet Denver Exhibition Promo photo
Hollywood Bowl Milford Zornes Now showing ... in Orange, CA
Los Angeles Area Scene Paintings from the Hilbert Collection,
A Fine Romance: Images of Love in Classic American Illistration

Now through - April 18, 2020

Hilbert Museum
Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, 167 N. Atchison Street, Orange, CA 92866
Located across the street from the Orange Metrolink Train Station
Granville Redmond Sand Dunes

Coming soon ... to Sacramento
Granville Redmond: The Eloquent Palette, Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum
Opening Jan 26, through May 17, 2020

Granville Redmond was one of California's premier impressionists of the early 20th century. As a child, Redmond contracted scarlet fever leaving him deaf for the rest of his life. He attended the Deaf School near U.C. Berkeley. After moving to southern California, be became a close friend of silent movie star, Charlie Chaplain, even appearing in several of Chapin's films. Chaplain, who collected many of Redmond's paintings and promoted his work to friends once said of Redmond, "There's such a wonderful joyousness about them all. Look at the gladness in that sky, the riot of color in those flowers. Sometimes I think that the silence in which he lives has developed in him some sense, some great capacity for happiness in which we others are lacking." The exhibition features 75 Redmond paintings in oil and 10 in other media.


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

Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Ren Brown
Ren Brown
The Ren Brown Collection
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
707-875-2922 |  rbc4art@renbrown.com
http://www.renbrown.com | Back to the Top
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Bodega Bay's Jean Warren Watercolors
Bodega Bay resident Jean Warren says her paintings are reflections of the places she has lived and traveled.
Jean is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society,
California Watercolor Association and full member of Society of Layerists in Multi-Media.
Visit Jean's site and view examples at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts

http://www.JeanWarren.com

Jean Warren Watercolor

What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Sebastopol Center for the Arts IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
home of Sonoma County's Art @ the Source and Art Trails
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm
Corricks Kevin Brown
Corrick's Keven Brown
IN SANTA ROSA
Corrick's Art Trails Gallery | http://www.corricks.com/arttrailsgallery
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | Contact:: http://www.corricks.com/contact-us

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

located on Fourth Street, steps away from Santa Rosa's revitalized town square
and Fourth Street's Russian River Brewery
Corricks
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
Dennis Calabi
IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery | http://www.calabigallery.com

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

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

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

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
http://www.christopherqueengallery.com |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Paul Mahder Gallery Thumbnail IN Healdsburg Paul Mahder Gallery
http://www.paulmahdergallery.com

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

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


john Anderson
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center

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

Petaluma Center for the Arts

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

-- view location on Google Maps
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Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
Permanent Collection
De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society


California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

James Tissot: Fashion and Faith
through Feb 9
-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

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

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

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San Francisco
SFMOMA

Wayne Thiebaud: Paintings and Drawings
through March 10, 2019
http://www.sfmoma.org

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

Moraga
St Mary's College Museum of Art

Hearst Art Gallery

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Sonoma
Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

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

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA
(707) 939-7862
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Ukiah
Grace Hudson Museum

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

Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

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

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

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

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

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

Monterey
Salvador Dali Museum

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
NEW TWO-YEAR LONG EXHIBIT
COMING ... Jan 26 - May 17
Granville Redmond, The Eloquent Palette

& their marvelous Permanent Collection
http://www.crockerartmuseum.org
Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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

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

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures
from the colonial period to World War II—
a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine (now part of UC-Irvine)
The Irvine Museum
El Camino del Oro, Sept 14 - Jan 11
Paintings of the California Missions era
by many of California's noted artists

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Orange
LA Area Scene Paintings from the Hilbert Collection,
A Fine Romance: Images of Love
in Classic American Illistration

through - April 18, 2020
Hilbert Museum, Chapman University

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

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

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West
Phoenix Art Museum Los Angeles
California African American Art Museum
adjacent to the LA Coliseum
(see our newsletter articleof their
Ernie Barne's Exhibition September 2019)


California African American Art Museum
& Beyond
Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Museum
(see our Newsletter article
from February, 2015)


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

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

Permanent Collection: American Art
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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
Philadelphia Museum of Art Thumbnail
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 New York , NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Its extensive collection of American Art
Metropolitan Museum New York
Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts Ottawa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art
Denver, CO
Denver Art Museum
Monet, the Truth of Nature
through Feb 2
Denver Art Museum Exterior


 

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

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

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

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


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

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