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.

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  • Thomas Hill (American, born England, 1829–1908)
    Budd Lake and Cathedral Peak. circa 1885.
  • Thomas Hill (American, born England, 1829–1908)
    Vernal Falls, Yosemite. circa 1885.
  • Thomas McGlynn (American, 1878–1966)
    California. circa 1930.
  • Tiffany and Co. (American, opened in 1837)
    Jennie Crocker’s Amethyst and Diamond Brooch. circa 1880.
  • Tiffany and Co. (American, opened in 1837)
    Jennie Crocker’s Aquamarine and Diamond Brooch. circa 1883.
  • Unknown Hupa maker (Klamath River Region)
    Storage Basket. circa 1930.
  • Unknown maker
    Margaret Crocker's Diamond and Opal Brooch. circa 1880.
  • Unknown printer
    Sacramento, Early in 1849—Front, Between I and J Streets and View of San Francisco. n.d.
  • Unknown printer, published by Harper Brothers
    The City of San Francisco, California [From Second St. Above Folsom]. 1857.
  • Unknown Yurok maker
    Ceremonial Basket Cap. early 20th century.
  • Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975)
    Torn Poster on Brick Wall Advertising "J.C. Lincoln's Sunny South Minstrels," Alabama. 1936.
  • William A. Gaw (American, 1891–1973)
    Yellow Roses. circa 1934.
  • William Barr (American, born Scotland,1867–1933)
    Marin Pastoral. n.d.
  • William Clapp (American, born Canada, 1879–1954)
    Tree in the Blossom. circa 1930.
  • William Franklin Jackson (American, 1850–1936)
    Poppy Field on the Bay. 1926.
  • William Hahn (American, born Germany, 1829–1887)
    Convalescence. 1873.
  • William Hahn (American, born Germany, 1829–1887)
    Market Scene, Sansome Street, San Francisco. 1872.
  • William Hahn (American, born Germany, 1829–1887)
    The Harvest Festival before an Approaching Storm. 1868.
  • William Henry Jackson (American, 1843–1942)
    The Old Carreta, Laguna, New Mexico. circa 1885.
  • William Keith (American, born Germany, 1864–1949)
    Mount Lyell, Yosemite. circa 1880.


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