News / E. Gene Crain
Jun 25, 2014
Rex Brandt: In Praise of SunshineJune 29 - September 21, 2014, at the Laguna Art Museum LAGUNA BEACH, CA - Laguna Art Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of the paintings of California landscape artist Rex Brandt (1914-2000) in its main level galleries June 29 - September 21, 2014. The exhibition is curated by Laguna Art Museum's Curator of Historical Art Janet Blake. Rex Brandt gained national renown for his watercolor paintings during the period from the mid 1930s to the 1990s. As a dedicated teacher of the watercolor medium, he conducted painting workshops both at his home in Corona del Mar, his...
Mar 05, 2014
From the E. Gene Crain Collection. February 1st - June 1st, 2014 On loan from the Diane and E. Gene Crain Collection is a selection of paintings by California artist Millard Sheets (1907–1989) curated by Laguna Art Museum’s Curator of Historical Art Janet Blake, on show in the museum’s upper-level gallery. Over twenty paintings dating from 1950 to 1986 highlight the artist’s travels around the world. Sheets had wanderlust while still a student at Chouinard School of Art in 1928. After winning several prizes for his paintings, he embarked for Europe, where he spent six months traveling, painting, and studying...