In and Out of California: Travels of American Impressionists
In and Out of California: Travels of American Impressionists, published to accompany a traveling exhibition, is a revisionist study of artists working in California in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book presents an array of radiant paintings by artists identified traditionally with the history of art in California. The essays by Deborah Epstein Solon and Dr. Will South, however, establish that artists were "out" of California as much as they were "in" during this critical period in American painting. Artists living in California traveled and painted all over the world, often simultaneously maintaining studios in different areas of the country and even in Europe. Scores of artists who worked in California received the same training in academies in both Europe and the United States as those artists who settled in the East - yet their Eastern compatriots have been studied and lauded with a respect thus far denied their Western counterparts. Artists working in California often experienced a two pronged disadvantage: they were either glorified by Western critics - occasionally unjustly - or summarily dismissed by the Eastern art establishment in an equally unjust fashion.
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Biographies of the Artists
Catalogue of the Exhibition
30 inches Collection Academie Julian Academy of Design Alson Clark American art American Impressionism American Impressionists Angeles Antony Anderson Armin Hansen art community art historical Art Institute California art California artists California Impressionism California Impressionists California Light California School career Carmel Charles Reiffel Charlton Fortune Childe Hassam Colin Campbell Cooper colorplates critic Donald Head East Coast Edgar Payne Europe European exhibition France Gardner Symons Gerdts Giverny Granville Redmond Guy Rose inches Collection Paul inches Courtesy inches Monterey Museum inches Private Collection Institute of Chicago John Frost Joseph Kleitsch Joseph Raphael Jules Pages Kathleen Bagley Laguna Beach landscape Maurice Braun Medora Museum of Art n.d. Oil National Academy Oil on canvas Old Grandview Ranch painting Panama-Pacific International Exposition Paris Salon Paul and Kathleen reel residence in California returned to California SAG/AAA note 91 San Diego San Francisco scenes Southern California traveled William Merritt Chase William Ritschel William Wendt