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30 x 40 inches
MACPHERSON continues to marvel us with compelling
compositions and delightful new subtle color combinations.
In "Poppy Field" the artist draws the viewer with radiant
orange poppies to the distant chalky pastel blues cleverly
woven throughout the distance. Filled with passion for art
and life Macpherson continues to instruct new artists and to
give back through his charity.
discovered the back country of San Diego County in California.
Always in search of fresh scenery. Here he discovers a
charming oasis not far from the hectic life of nearby towns.
16 x 24 inches
JOHN COSBY loves to travel
and some of his favorite travels are simple road trips through
California wine country. Bella Vista is a well executed vision
of a simple Sunday drive in the country waiting with
anticipation to discover what treasure we may find around the
Cliffs of Mendocino
22 x 30 inches
etcher, illustrator, muralist. Born in Pomona, CA on June
24, 1907. After graduating form Pomona High School, Sheets
enrolled at the Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles
(1925-29) where he was a pupil of Chamberlin and Hinkle. He
further studied with Theodore Modra. After traveling and
painting in Europe, he taught at Chouinard from 1929-34 and
in 1948. During the 1920s and 1930s he came into national
focus with his regionalist scenes similar to those of Thomas
Hart Benton. He was an art professor and director at Scripps
College from 1934-54 and then spent six years as director of
the Otis Art Institute. In 1960, Sheets moved north to the
Mendocino coast where he built his dream home "Barking
Rocks" in Gualala. He lived there until his death on March
31, 1989. Although his style varied over the years, his
works remained representational and are mostly landscapes
inspired by California and his world travels. As an
architectural designer and muralist, he produced over 100
murals and mosaics and designed a like number of buildings
including the Home Savings & Loan buildings throughout
The Irvine Museum
SUNLIGHT AND SHADOW: THE TRADITION OF PLEIN
through Sept 24
Pasadena Museum of
ARMIN HANSEN: THE ARTFUL VOYAGE
FRANK CUPRIEN PACIFIC VIEWS
CALIFORNIA THE GOLDEN YEARS permanent collection ongoing
Crocker Art Museum
ARMIN HANSEN: THE ARTFUL VOYAGE June 28 to October
Monterey Museum of Art
ICONIC MASTERPIECES OF EARLY CALIFORNIA PAINTING through
Art Walk Laguna Beach
FIRST THURSDAYS ART WALK -
July 2, 6 pm - 9 pm
Fernando Valley from General Sherman's Hill
x 30 inches
historical painting depicts a scenic view of early
development in the San Fernando Valley of Los
Angeles county now known as Sherman Oaks. General
Moses H. Sherman, as part of a land speculation
syndicate, purchased 47,500 acres for
approximately $55 per acre. In 1927, when the
owners divided their shares, General Sherman chose a
particularly scenic area with native California oak
trees. Sherman Oaks now covers over nine square
miles with more than 60,000 residents.
artist, Paul Lauritz, chose this exceptional view of
the valley during the 1920s, shortly after he
arrived in California. His extraordinary use of
color is magnified by the reflecting light in the
inspiring vast landscape.
Lauritz was born in Larvik, Norway, and was trained
in painting early on in his life. After studying at
the Larvik Art School, Lauritz moved west to
Vancouver, Canada, to live with his sister and work
as a miner. He later moved to Portland, Oregon,
where he worked as an artist and married. His
adventurous spirit led them to the Alaska Gold
Rush. They moved to Alaska, but were unsuccessful
finding gold. There he did meet Alaska’s most famous
artist, Sidney Laurence (1865-1940). Lauritz was
able to study and paint with this master artist
which greatly influenced the quality of paintings
for the next ten years.
Lauritz’s moved south to California and settled in Los Angeles in 1919
in a studio home in the Lyceum theater on
Spring Street. Lauritz was an involved member
of the Los Angles art community and served for six
years on the Los Angeles Municipal Art commission.
Lauritz taught painting at the Chouinard School of
Art and the Otis Art Institute. In 1925, the King of
Norway commissioned Lauritz to create a large
painting for the Royal Palace. Upon its completion,
the artist returned to California where he continued
to paint until his death in 1975 at the age of
eighty-seven. His paintings are known for their
crisp brushwork and brilliant use of color. He was a
highly articulate artist, one of the original
artists in the first gallery in Laguna Beach and was
close friends with many of the early artists,
including Edgar Payne (1883-1947) and Carl Oscar
Borg (1879-1947). When he wasn’t teaching, he was
exploring and painting throughout California.
There, Paul continued to create, and he became known
for his painterly depictions of coastal and
Lauritz was active in the art community, serving as
a member of the Laguna Beach Art Association; the
California Art Club; the Painters’ and Sculptors’ of
Los Angeles; the Royal Society of Artists, England;
the Society of Western Artists; and the Southwest
Held: Hollywood Athletic Club; Laguna Art Museum;
Pasadena Art Institute; Santa Cruz Art Gallery;
Springville, Utah Museum of Art; University of
Chicago; Ebell Club, Los Angeles; Santa Paula
Chamber of Commerce, CA; San Diego Museum; The
Irvine Museum; The Fleischer Collection, Arizona.
Redmond was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 9, 1871.
At the age of three he became deaf from a bout with scarlet fever.
The family moved to San Jose, CA
about 1874, where he attended the Berkeley School for the Deaf.
There he was greatly influenced
by Theophilus D’Estrella who taught Redmond painting,
drawing, pantomime. Upon graduation, he entered
the San Francisco School of Design. He was awarded a scholarship for further study in Paris
at Academie Julian. Acclaim came early for Redmond
when his painting Matin d'Hiver (Winter Morning)
was accepted into the Paris Salon in 1895.
Redmond returned from Paris, he spent time painting both
Norhern and Southern California. Always involved
with light effects, his paintings are a pure and direct
interpretation of nature. In 1904 he was called
"the foremost artist of Southern California" by the
reviewers. By 1917, Redmond became good friends with Charlie
Chaplin and was instrumental in perfecting Chaplin’s
pantomime technique. He had a studio on the Chaplin
movie lot and appeared in several of his movies, the
most memorable role being the sculptor in "City Lights."
He also had a feature role in "You’d be Surprised."
Moonlight is a painting with a provenance back to
the studio on the Chaplin movie lot. This tonal
work is a marvelous monochromatic painting
which the artist preferred to paint. These are the
moments after sundown with little light left and
nightfall soon approaching which brought out new
Redmond wrote, "The highest tribute paid to an artist is
the reflection of man’s noblest work--to inspire."
Granville Redmond's talents, education and enthusiasm
contributed to his remarkable success during his
lifetime. Today he is one of the most highly
recognized artist of the California Impressionists.
Member: Bohemian Club; San Francisco Art Association;
California Art Club; Laguna Beach Art Association.
Exhibited: Paris Salon, 1895; Del Monte Gallery,
Monterey, 1911, 1913; Panama Pacific International
Exposition, 1915; Oakland Museum, 1989 (retrospective).
Awards: gold medal, School of Design; medal, Louisiana
Purchase Expo, 1904; silver medal, Alaska-Yukon Expo,
Works Held: Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, California
School for the Deaf, Fremont; Laguna Museum, Los Angeles
County Museum of Art; New York City Museum; Mills
College Art Gallery; Oakland Museum; Stanford University
Museum; Springville (Utah) Museum Art; National Center
of Deafness; California State University, Northridge; de
Young Museum; Jonathan Club, Los Angeles.
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