Title: Artists in California (1786-1940) Volume II

Author(s): Edan Milton Hughes


"This second edition represents the most comprehensive reference work ever done on artists who were active in early California. The scope ranges from the artists who accompanied the European exploring expeditions of the late 18th century to those who exhibited at the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939-40. Alphabetically arranged, this book contains over 14,000 detailed biographies. Although the emphasis is on California, the book should have a much broader appeal since these artists were active throughout the United States. Collectors, libraries, galleries, appraisers, auction houses, antique shops, universities, and other interested parties will find this a very helpful tool. Categories include painters, sculptors, etchers, commercial artists, illustrators, lithographers, engravers, watercolorists, muralists, pastelists, and teachers. The author has spent most of his adult life accumulating information for this book, traveling to various parts of the state to interview the artists or their survivors. This book was created by piecing together the data that comprise these biographies. The archives of countless museums, libraries, universities, and private collectors were made available to the author so that this valuable work could be made public. Here then is another foundation block on which other scholars can build the historical records of all fine art in California." Quotation from inside flaps on dust cover.


11 x 9

ISBN: 0-9616112-1-9

Number of Pages: 637

Number of Photos: no photos

Number of Color Photos: no photos

Definitive dictionary of California artists for scholars, dealers and collectors. Biographical entries covering over 14,000 California artists. Information on awards, associations, exhibitions.

Copies of the book may be obtained directly from the publisher, Edan Hughes, at 106 Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Tel: 1-415-626-4653.

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