American Art before 1945

The core collection of Californian art was assembled by Judge E. B. and Margaret Crocker in the early 1870s. The Museum continues to collect and display the work of California’s premier artists and seeks to present a comprehensive survey of art produced in and about California from statehood to contemporary times. The Museum also collects American art broadly from the 19th century to the present, especially that which provides a context for the Californian collection.

Back to Collections
  • Otis Oldfield (American, 1890–1969)
    Steamboat Landing, Sacramento River. 1935.
  • Paul de Longpré (American, born France, 1855–1911)
    Still Life with Bees. 1904.
  • Paul Lauritz (American, born Norway, 1889–1975)
    The High Sierras. circa 1929.
  • Pavel Tchelitchew (American, born Russia, 1898–1957)
    The Harvest. 1928.
  • Percy Gray (American, 1869–1952)
    Cypress Trees Near Point Lobos. 1924.
  • Percy Gray (American, 1869–1952)
    Haviland Plate with Portrait of an American Indian. n.d.
  • Percy Gray (American, 1869–1952)
    Lupine in Kern County. 1927.
  • Perham Wilhelm–Nahl (American, 1869–1935)
    The Three Disgraces (Folly, Ignorance, and Superstition). 1933.
  • Peter Stackpole (American, 1913–1997)
    In Deep Contemplation. 1935.
  • Photographer unknown (American, active late 19th century)
    Folsom Prison Photo: Prisoner's Line. circa 1895.
  • Photographer Unknown (American, active mid-19th century)
    Miner. circa 1855.
  • Photographer Unknown (American, active mid-19th century)
    Two Young Boys. n.d.
  • Photographer Unknown (American, active mid-19th century)
    Young Girl Seated. n.d.
  • Raymond Dabb Yelland (American, born England, 1848–1900)
    Golden Gate from Angel Island. 1884.
  • Richard Edward Miller (American, 1875–1943)
    Standing Nude. n.d.
  • Robert Henri (American, 1865–1929)
    The Romany Girl. n.d.
  • Robertson Pottery (Fred H. Robertson, American, 1869–1952; and George B. Robertson, American, 1907-1966)
    Vase. circa 1934.
  • Rockwell Kent (American, 1882–1971)
    March, Greenland. 1932–1933.
  • Ruth Miller Kempster (American, 1904–1978)
    Working Stiff. 1934.
  • Sam Hyde Harris (American, born England, 1889–1977)
    Fish Harbor (San Pedro). circa 1935.

ArtMix

Check out Sacramento's favorite after hours pARTy bursting with live performances, DJed music, festive food and drinks, creative artmaking, and so much more!

Learn More

Current Exhibitions

Learn more

Kids + Family

The Crocker invites families to think of the Museum as a place to learn, play, and grow.

Learn More