Santa Barbara Museum of Art
photo: John Hazeltine
Drawn from Life: Early Works by Rico Lebrun, Howard Warshaw, and Channing Peake
September 4 through November 21, 1999
The exhibition Drawn from Life: Early Works by Rico Lebrun, Howard Warshaw, and Channing Peake , as related by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art "depicts the varied ways in which three California artists deal with subjects including machinery, animals, and their own self-portraits. Rico Lebrun (1900-1964), the eldest, was an artist-in-residence at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1947, and a number of works in the Museum's collection date to that period. Channing Peake worked with Lebrun on mural projects in New York and owned the Santa Ynez ranch that was a source of the subjects for many of the artists' paintings and drawings. Howard Warshaw, who with Channing Peake created the mural in the lobby of the Santa Barbara Public Library, was a powerful force during his lifetime and achieved a lasting influence through his teaching at the University of California in Santa Barbara."
Visitors wishing to learn more about Santa Barbara's art history may also visit the Channing Peake Gallery located at105 E. Anacapa St. (inside the County Administration Building), 805-568-3432; hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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For further biographical information on selected artists cited in this article please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.
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