Keeping the Faith: Painting in Santa Catalina 1935-1985
by Roy C. Rose
About this volume and The Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Painting
Enchanted Isle: A History of Plein Air Painting in Santa Catalina Island was published in 2003 by The Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Painting. This art book contains 256 pages and 255 illustrations of paintings by Signature Members of The Plein-Air Painters of America and their numerous Guest Artists. ISBN: 0-9728364-0-3.
The Society for the Advancement of Plein-Air Painting (SAPAP) was founded in Avalon, Catalina Island, CA, in 1996. The purpose of this nonprofit organization is to educate the public in the art of plein-air painting, both its historical roots and the living artists who work in the field, in order to increase appreciation of fine art and also to encourage young artists to enter the field of plein-air painting.
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Roy C. Rose is a member of The Society for the Advancement of Plein-Air Painting. he is the great-nephew of the artist Guy Rose. Mr Rose is collaborating with the Irvine Museum on the Guy Rose Catalogue Raisonné Project .
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Resource Library editor's note:
This essay was reprinted on March 29, 2005 in Resource Library with permission of the author and The Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Painting. The essay is contained in the illustrated book titled Enchanted Isle: A History of Plein Air Painting in Santa Catalina Island. Images accompanying the text in the book were not reproduced with this reprinting. If you have questions or comments regarding the essay, or if you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, please contact The Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Painting at either this address or phone number:
Resource Library wishes to extend appreciation to Ms. Barbara Doutt, President, The Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Painting for help concerning permission for reprinting the above text
Additional editor's note: On May 22, 2007 Resource Library published Sampler Tour of Decorative Ceramic Tiles from Catalina Island. In the photo essay are environmental photos of Avalon and other parts of Catalina Island. Readers who view the paintings in the above referenced book and other paintings of the island may enjoy seeing these photos to help them further understand the artist's interpretation of the scenes. If you wish to volunteer to photograph on-location scenes that relate to views depicted in works by historic artists, photographs can be sent by email to TFAO for adding to the editor's notes of previously published Resource Library articles and essays. Click here for details.
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