Title: Mathews - Masterpieces of the California Decorative Style

Author(s): Harvey L. Jones

"Arthur and Lucia Mathews originated the California Decorative Style, a masterful combination of fine and decorative arts. They interpreted the human figure and the landscape with new eyes, making them preeminent figures in the art and cultural life of the West in the period 1890-1920. The gently-rolling hills, the bright, moisture-laden hazy atmosphere, and indigenous colors of California were combined with the art historicism and craftsman ethos to produce the comfortably elegant style that distinguishes their work."

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10 x 11

ISBN: 0-87905-075-6

Number of Pages: 124

Number of Photos: 80

Number of Color Photos: 20

Biographical monograph on Arthur (1860-1945) and Lucia (1870-1955) Matthews.

Copies of the artists' monograph may be obtained from the Oakland Museum Bookstore, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607. Tel: 1-510-834-2129.

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