California Regionalism and California School of Painters



 

Introduction

This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "California Regionalism and California School of Painters." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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Texts contained in Resource Library by named authors listed by author name in alphabetical order:

Dream and Perspective: American Scene Painting in Southern California by Susan M. Anderson

Regionalism: The California View by Susan M. Anderson

The Metamorphosis of California Landscape Art by Rexford E. Brandt

Rex Brandt: In Praise of Sunshine by Janet Blake

The California Water Color Society: Genesis of an American Style by Janet Blake Dominik

California Watercolor Painters in Context by Donelson Hoopes

Painting World War II: The California Style Watercolor Artists by Glen Knowles

Introduction to Art at Scripps: The Early Years by Mary MacNaughton

Chasing Daylight: Philip Latimer Dike, 1927-1943 by Sara Molina

California, Seen: Landscapes of a Changing California, 1930-1970 by Ronald C. Nelson

California Style: 1930s and 1940s by David Stary-Sheets

 

Articles contained in Resource Library without named authors listed by article name in alphabetical order:

The American Scene: Regionalist Painters of California: 1930-1960, Selections from The Michael Johnson Collection

Bold Strokes: California Watercolors

California Landscape into Abstraction: Works from the Orange County Museum of Art

California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960

California Style: 1930s and 40s

California Style: 1930s and 1940s

Damngorgeous: Millard Sheets and His Southern California Legacy

First Generation: Art in Claremont, 1907-1957

Millard Sheets: The Scripps Years, 1932-1955

Painting World War II: The California Style Watercolor Artists

 

Information from other Web sites:

About the Art, from California Watercolor. Includes information about California watercolor artists between 1850 and today. Accessed July, 2015.

California Style from AskArt.com. Accessed July, 2015.

Philip L. Dike from Echo Park Historical Society. Accessed February, 2015.

"Happy Birthday Millard Sheets: Top Ten Public Art Projects to See in Person" by Ed Fuentes, published June 24, 2013 in the KCET website. Accessed February, 2015.

Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University opened in 2016. According to Chapman University, "The collection, which includes oils, watercolors, sketches and lithographs of urban and industrial scenes, coastal views, farms, ranches and landscapes of everyday life, is a significant repository of art of the 20th century by California artists." Accessed July, 2016.

Interview with E. Gene Crain, conducted by curator Susan M. Anderson in 1999 as a part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program. Accessed February, 2015.

Interview With Gordon McClelland, Curator of "Narrative Visions," an exhibition at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University. The interview was conducted June 6, 2016. McClelland discusses the California Scene paintings collection of Mark Hilbert. The Art Collections at Chapman University blog page for the interview also contains a video. Accessed August, 2016

Interview with Phil Dike, conducted by Betty Lochrie Hoag in Claremont, California, June 9, 1965 as a part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program. Accessed February, 2015.

Millard Sheets in Wikipedia, including a link to Millard Sheets: A Legacy of Art and Architecture, a 12-page booklet from the Los Angeles Conservancy. Accessed February, 2015.

New York Times April 4, 1989 obituary for Millard Sheets. Accessed February, 2015

Phil Dike: At the Edge of the Sea is a 2017 exhibit at the Laguna Art Museum which says: "The exhibition at Laguna Art Museum will be the first comprehensive museum exhibition in over forty years of works by this prominent member of the California regionalist movement of the 1930s and 1940s, with more than sixty of his paintings that span from the 1920s through the early 1980s. Works exhibited will be from private and public collections from around California, including many that have never been exhibited before."  Also see press release Accessed 8/17

A 31-track podcast tour -- accompanied by graphics -- for the exhibition A Tapestry of Life: The World of Millard Sheets held September 7 through 30, 2007 at Millard Sheets Center for the Arts is provided through the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts website. The individual tracks are from one to four minutes in length and contain extensive commentary by Tony Sheets, son of Millard Sheets and curator/art historian Janet Blake. Accessed February, 2015.

Millard Sheets Center for the Arts presents a video (02:12) announcing the exhibition A Tapestry of Life: The World of Millard Sheets held September 7 through 30, 2007 at Millard Sheets Center for the Arts. The video shows examples of the artist's paintings. Accessed February, 2015.

 

Books:

Millard Sheets: One-Man Renaissance, by Janice Lovoos. Publisher: Northland Press (1984). ASIN: B00110B6A6

A Tapestry of Life: The World of Millard Sheets, by Janet Blake and Tony Sheets. This full-color catalogue features essays written by exhibit director Tony Sheets, son of Millard Sheets and curator/art historian Janet Blake, with a forward by Cristeen Martinez, and more than 130 high quality images of artwork featured in the exhibition, A Tapestry of Life: The World of Millard Sheets. Paperback: 100 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9789111-2-6 (book description and image of book cover courtesy of Millard Sheets Center for the Arts)

 

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