Ending October 22, 2011
Our ongoing exhibition includes a large selection of artworks created during the 1930s and 1940s by artists who were employed by the WPA and related Federal art programs. These programs, which were promoted by the Roosevelt Administration and adopted by Congress, were important both for the assistance they gave to artists as well as for the creation of artworks that to this day beautify many of our public buildings. Some of the WPA artists whose artworks are included in this exhibition are Victor Arnautoff, Otis Oldfield, Edna Reindel, Claire Van Scoy, Stanton Macdonald Wright and Bernard Zakheim.
We also are featuring some of the Gallery’s favorite artworks by California’s foremost Modernists. Works by the following artists, among others, also are included: Francis de Erdely, Karoly Fulop, Robert Gilbert, Nils Gren, Emil Janel, Jean Kellogg, Robert Kennicott, Helen Clark Oldfield, Jacques Schnier, Lucretia Van Horn, Edouard Vysekal, and others.
The exhibition includes oil paintings, watercolors, mixed-media works, sculpture, drawings and prints.