April 14, 2007 – July 28, 2007
The California Modernist Landscape is a sweeping overview of Modernist rural and urban landscape art by artists working in Northern and Southern California during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
Modernism was introduced to California in a number of ways including by artists returning from France and other destinations in the late 1910s and early 1920s, such as Otis Oldfield in San Francisco and Stanton Macdonald Wright in Los Angeles. These artists and others helped to influence their students and fellow artists to view the landscape in new and different ways. Artists no longer merely reproduced the landscape on canvas, but instead interpreted it.
- Northern California artists featured in this exhibition include Ruth Armer, Victor Arnautoff, Raymond Bertrand, Margaret Bruton, Ralph Chessé, Rinaldo Cuneo, William Hesthal, Nils Gren, Erle Loran, Helen Clark Oldfield, Otis Oldfield, Louis Siegriest and Frede Vidar.
- Southern California artists featured in this exhibition include Edward Biberman, Florence Parker Bloser, Grace Clements, Merrell Gage, Peter Krasnow, Paul Landacre, Warren Newcombe, Lillian Whiting and Stanton Macdonald Wright.
A color brochure of the exhibition is available upon request.