GIFTED: Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School, 1919-1956

  • Author:  Susan M. Anderson

  • Publisher:  Pasadena Museum of California Art in Association with GHS Art Collection, Inc and the Gardena High School Student Body

  • Publication Date: 2019

  • ISBN: 978-0-9770408-2-7

  • Hardcover: 208 pages

  • Dimensions: 10 x 11 x 1 inches

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Painted Light: California Impressionist Paintings from the Gardena High School

Painted Light: California Impressionist Paintings from The Gardena High School/Los Angeles Unified School District Collection was the catalogue of a major assemblage of plein air paintings by many of California's greatest Impressionist painters, exhibited at the University Art Gallery of the California State University Dominguez Hills, and The Irvine Museum in 1999.

The exhibition was curated by Jean Stern, executive director of The Irvine Museum, who also wrote the catalogue essay and biographies of the artists. "These paintings are representative of one of the most remarkable and distinctive schools of regional American art," said Stern.

Cover: John Frost (1890-1937), Desert Twilight, oil on canvas, 27 x 32 inches

Paperback, 56 pages. Brand New. 12” x 9”.

ISBN-10: 0966249003

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William Frederick Foster, A. N. A.: Portrait of a Painter

Written and designed by award winning Art Historian, Phyllis Settecase Barton. Meticulously documented, lavishly illustrated, this remarkable art book enhances the timeline of American Art history by documenting Will Foster's illustrations appearing in Life, Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post plus other popular American periodicals between 1906 & 1939. A 221-page catalogue that records more than 820 of Foster's illustrations and recounts the artists' painting career, his awards, his models and students.

Hardcover. 471 pages. Brand New. 12” x 10.5”.

ISBN-10: 0961916109

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California Colors: Hanson Puthuff (1875-1972)

This was published as the catalogue for an exhibition in 2006.

The Pasadena Museum of California Art presents the exhibit California Colors: Hanson Puthuff. This is the first museum exhibition focusing exclusively on the work of Hanson Puthuff (1875-1972), an American Impressionist who painted primarily in California. Organized by the PMCA, the exhibition will feature a selection of some of his best work in private Southern California collections.

Hanson Duvall Puthuff was born August 21, 1875 at Waverly, Missouri. He trained and studied at the University Art School, Denver and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.

Arriving in Los Angeles in 1903, he was employed as a commercial artist and by 1926 was able to support himself as an easel painter. As a plein air painter, Puthuff bathed the Southern California landscape -- his mountains, rollings hills and valleys -- with warm atmospheric effects.

Hanson Puthuff held memberships at the California Art Club, Laguna Beach Art Association, Palette and Chisel Club, Chicago and the Salmagundi Club in New York. He won First Prize at the Laguna Beach Art Association, 1920 and 1921, Gold Medal at the Painters of the West, 1927, the Silver Medal at the Pacific Southwest Exposition, Long Beach, 1928 and the Gold Medal at the Laguna Beach Art Association, 1931. He died in Corona del Mar, California on May 12, 1972.

Hardcover, 63 pages.

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Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage

At heart a storyteller, Hansen sought subjects that were broadly consequential, depicting scenes, characters, and activities specific to the Monterey Bay region but that conveyed universal themes of physical labor, hardship, danger, bravery, and loss. He rendered these scenes in oil, on the etching plate, and in watercolor, charcoal, and pastel. Celebrated especially as an etcher, Hansen earned a reputation as one of America's finest practitioners of the medium, which on a national level surpassed his renown as one of California's preeminent painters. Released in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art in collaboration with the Crocker Art Museum, Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage presents over two hundred reproductions and photographs, as well as a detailed biography and chronology, depicting Hansen's artistic legacy and his love for Monterey's fishermen and the setting in which they worked.

Hardcover Smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket

280 pages with 175 full-color and black-and-white reproductions by Armin Hansen, as well as 25 photographs
Includes Chronology, Bibliography, Exhibition Checklist, and Index

Publisher: Pasadena Museum of California Art / Pomegranate (January 15, 2015)

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