September 30, 2003 – January 10, 2004
Trends in Northern California Modernism is an unprecedented survey of Modernist themes and styles implemented by artists active in the 1930s in Northern California. Northern California was the home of one of American Modernism’s most talented and diverse groups of artists. Many of the artists served as muralists on federally sponsored art projects championed by the Roosevelt administration under the New Deal. Whether Art Deco, Regionalist, Social Realist, or WPA-inspired, the paintings and sculpture created by artists living and working in Northern California during the 1930s reflected our state’s diversity and progressiveness.
Our second exhibition features fine paintings in oil, tempera, watercolor and graphite, as well as sculptures in wood and ceramic.