Title: Partners in Illusion - Alberta Binford and William J. McCloskey

Author(s): Nancy Dustin Wall Moure

"...The Bowers Museum decided to share with the public the rich resource of paintings that had been preserved in its storerooms for a number of years. Included in this was the largest holding of McCloskey paintings in the world. The result was an exhibit of the restored works and this first-ever biography on the couple. The artists turn out to be the best-kept secret of the fin-de-siecle New York art world and the most talented of the early painters of Southern California." (Excerpt from the book's Introduction.)


8.5 x 10.75

ISBN: 0-9633959-4-7

Number of Pages: 120

Number of Photos: 59

Number of Color Photos: 39

This monograph on Alberta Binford and William J. McCloskey is the only known biography on the couple. The catalogue accompanied a well-received exhibition in 1994 at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana, California.

Available from the Bowers Museum Bookstore, located at 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706. Tel: 1-714-567-3600.

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