California Art History

with an emphasis on representational art


(above: Lew E. Davis, Early Spanish Caballeros, Los Banos, CA Post Office, 1940, tempera. Treasury Department Section of Painting and Sculpture. Image courtesy of USPS)


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


All Things Bright and Beautiful: California Impressionist Paintings from the Irvine Museum

Artists at Continent's End: The Monterey Peninsula Art Colony, 1875-1907

The Art Of Mount Shasta

At Home and Abroad: California Paintings from the Emmons Collection

At the West of Things: California Artists at Home and Abroad

Bold Strokes: California Watercolors

California Art Club

The California Impressionists at Laguna

California Impressionists

California Impressions Featuring Landscapes from the Wendy Willrich Collection

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

California Paintings 1910-1940: Selections from Mills College Art Museum

California Pottery: From Missions to Modernism

California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960

California State Capitol Museum

California Style: 1930s and 40s

California Style: Art and Fashion of the California Historical Society

California's Native Grandeur: Preserving Vanishing Landscapes

CSU Dominguez Hills Presents Restored California Impressionist Works

California Paintings, 1910 - 1940

California Style: 1930s and 1940s

California: The Art of Water

California, The Golden Years: Selections from the Bowers Permanent Collection

California, This Golden Land of Promise: The History of California Through Art

Carmel Art Association

Circles of Influence: Impressionism to Modernism in Southern California Art 1910-1930

Cities of Promise: Imaging Urban California

CSU Dominguez Hills Presents Restored California Impressionist Works in Major Exhibit Funded by W.M. Keck Foundation

Early California Impressionists: The Ronald E. Walker Collection

A Federal Art Project: Posters for Indian Court

Feminine Visions: Women of the California School 1890-1930s

The Fieldstone Collection: Impressionism in Southern California

The Final Eden: Early Images of the Santa Barbara Region

First Generation: Art in Claremont, 1907-1957

Greetings from Laguna Beach: Our Town in the Early 1900s

High Society: Psychedelic Rock Posters of Haight-Ashbury

In and Out of California: Travels of American Impressionists

L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy

The Legacy of the California Art Club in San Diego

The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration

The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration

The Lighter Side of the Depression: Watercolors from The Michael Johnson Collection

Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000

Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000 -- Section 1: 1900 - 1920

Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000 -- Section 2: 1920 - 1940

Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000 -- Section 3: 1940 - 1960

Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000 -- Section 4: 1960 - 1980

Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000 -- Section 5: 1980 - 2000

Made in Monterey

Majestic California: Prominent Artists of the Early 1900's

Mission San Juan Capistrano: An Artistic Legacy

Modern Spirit and the Group of Eight

Moods of California

The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture

Old California

Painted Light: California Impressionist Paintings: The Gardena High School/Los Angeles Unified School District Collection

Painting World War II: The California Style Watercolor Artists

The 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition of San Francisco from TFAO's Historic International Exhibitions

Preserving California's Gold

Ranchos: The Oak Group Paints the Santa Barbara Countryside

Representing LA, Pictorial Currents in Contemporary Southern California Art

Sampler Tour of Decorative Ceramic Tiles from Catalina Island

Scene in Oakland, 1852-2002: Artworks Celebrating the City's 150th Anniversary

Sierra Grandeur

Society of Six

The Society of Six: American Masters of Color

This Side of Eden: Images of Steinbeck's California

Treasures of the Sierra Nevada

USC Collects California

A Woman's Touch: Selected Women Artists in California

Yosemite: Art of an American Icon

You See: The Early Years of the UC Davis Art Faculty

Also see: Pacific Coast Painting: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington: 19th-21st Century


Resource Library articles and essays devoted to individual artists and institutions are not listed in California Art History.

TFAO's Distinguished Artists catalogue provides online access to biographical information for artists associated with California. Also, Search Resource Library for online articles and essays concerning both individual artists associated with this state's history and the history of art centers and museums in California.


Do you know of additional sources whether online or paper-printed? TFAO welcomes your suggestions. Please send them to:

Return to California Art History

Return to Individual States Art History Project

Links to sources of information outside of our web site are provided only as referrals for your further consideration. Please use due diligence in judging the quality of information contained in these and all other web sites. Information from linked sources may be inaccurate or out of date. TFAO neither recommends or endorses these referenced organizations. Although TFAO includes links to other web sites, it takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, nor exerts any editorial or other control over them. For more information on evaluating web pages see TFAO's General Resources section in Online Resources for Collectors and Students of Art History.

Search Resource Library

Copyright 2016 Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc., an Arizona nonprofit corporation. All rights reserved.