Title: Impressions of California - Early Currents in Art (1850-1930)

Author(s): The Irvine Museum

"An overview of art in the Golden State, 'Impressions of California''surveys 80 years of painting, from San Francisco to San Diego, from the High Sierra to the Laguna Shore. The companion volume to the first public-television series to document California art from 1850-1930, this book is filled with beautiful paintings that chronicle changing views of nature in an area of optimism."" Five essays by prominent specialists describe the development of art centers; artist colony of Laguna Beach; discuss major artists; and recount the succession of painterly styles, including realism, Tonalism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and early modernism.

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9 x 10.5

ISBN: 0-9635468-7-2

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Photos: 127

Number of Color Photos: 109

A complimentary volume to the PBS documentary video series of the same name, produced by Paul Brockhorst. An overview of eighty years of art in California, including discussion of works by the Tonalists and Barbizon landscape painters of the mid-19th century, through the Impressionists period and into the Modernist and Progressive styles of the early 20th century. Features essays by the leading authorities in the field: Susan Anderson, Bolton Colburn, Harvey L. Jones, Nancy Moure, Martin E. Petersen, and Jean Stern, with biographies of forty-five artists, by Janet Blake and Jean Stern, and introductions by Ruth Westphal, Paul Brockhurst and Joan Irvine Smith.

Available through The Irvine Museum, 18881 Von Karfman Avenue, Suite 1250, Irvine, CA 92715, Tel: 1-949-476-0294.

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