December 13, 2008 – June 20, 2009
The breadth of California Modernism from the north to the south and from the early 1920s to 1950 is well represented in our latest exhibition.
From Northern California we are pleased to present Victor Arnautoff’s 1934 Untitled (Woman in Yellow Fur), a look at the wealthy during the Great Depression; an extraordinary 1934 self portrait by Koichi Nomiyama, a talented Japanese-American artist whose career was cut short upon his internment during World War II; Helen Clark Oldfield’s Sliced Melons from 1939, one of her rare abstractions from the late 1930s; and many other stunning works of art.
From the Southland we have Mabel Alvarez’s important 1922 portrait of a seated young woman entitled Carmen; a striking circa 1950 mixed-media work, Untitled (Unfair Punishment), by Francis de Erdely; a view of the Hollywood Hills from bygone days by early Los Angeles Modernist Edouard Vysekal; and many others.
The exhibition includes oil paintings, watercolors, mixed-media works, sculpture, drawings and prints.
A color brochure of the exhibition is available upon request.