18 pages, 29 images, softcover, $20.00
This catalog accompanies an exhibit at the California Heritage Museum, November, 2010 - May, 2011, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art in Long Beach, July, 2012 - November 2012.
This traveling art exhibition has been organized to call
attention to an engaging body of art created during the 1925 – 1975 era. All of
the works in this exhibition were painted by artists who were residents of
California. Each of them discovered the rich culture, landscape and
architecture of Mexico and chose to repeatedly travel to that country to find
inspiration for their art.
The first section of the exhibition focuses on watercolor
paintings by many of California’s premier aquarelle artists of the twentieth
century. They include Millard Sheets, Phil Dike, Emil Kosa Jr., Phil Paradise,
Rex Brandt, George Post, Milford Zornes, Barse Miller, Hardie Gramatky and
The second section of the exhibition features oil paintings
by California born artst Doris Rosenthal. She received national acclaim during
the 1930s and 1940s for her many figurative oil paintings of the people of
Mexico. These amazing works have not been available for general public view for
over fifty years.
California Watercolor – California Art Books