Newport Beach, CA
California Style: 1930s and 40s
Evening on the Home Front, 1942
watercolor on paper, 17 x 23 inches, Sally and David Martin Collection
While the Depression gripped most of the nation, California thrived with relative prosperity, with government programs, Hollywood studios, and teaching jobs providing opportunities for artists throughout the Golden State. The output of these artists became recognized and praised nationally for the directness of the work, its expressive description of subject matter, the richness of color, and its commitment to straightforward communication.
This exhibition is made possible through the generous support
of The Fieldstone Foundation. The exhibition is organized by the Sebastopol
Center for the Arts and will continue to the Ventura Museum of History and
Art. A full color cataiogue includes an introduction and essay by noted
California School art historian and guest curator David Stary-Sheets.
The Canyon, 1939
watercolor on paper, 22 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches, The McClelland Collection
Text and images courtesy of Orange County Museum of Art.
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