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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  • Brents Carlton (American, 1903–1962)
    Mother and Child. n.d.
  • Britton & Rey (American, 1852–1906)
    Hotel Del Monte, Monterey, Cal.: The Leading Seaside Resort of the Pacific Coast. circa 1883.
  • Bruce Nelson (American, 1888–1971)
    Monterey Bay. circa 1915.
  • Bruce Porter (American, 1865–1953)
    Man and Nature. 1903.
  • Carl von Perbandt (American, born Germany, 1832–1911)
    Mount Tamalpais from Greenbrae. n.d.
  • Carleton E. Watkins (American, 1829–1916)
    A Camping Party in Yosemite. circa 1865–1866.
  • Carleton E. Watkins (American, 1829–1916)
    Big Tree, Yosemite Valley. circa 1860–1870.
  • Carleton E. Watkins (American, 1829–1916)
    Three Large Gold Nuggets. circa 1865–1870.
  • Catalina Pottery and Gladding, McBean & Co.
    Vase. circa 1940.
  • Charles Arthur Fries (American, 1854–1940)
    Peaches. n.d.
  • Charles Christian Nahl (American, born Germany, 1818–1878)
    Little Miss San Francisco. 1853.
  • Charles Christian Nahl (American, born Germany, 1818–1878)
    Sunday Morning in the Mines. 1872.
  • Charles Christian Nahl (American, born Germany, 1818–1878)
    The Fandango. 1873.
  • Charles Dorman Robinson (American, 1847–1933)
    Point George…Monterey Springtime. circa 1910.
  • Charles Dormon Robinson (American, 1847–1933)
    Crests of the Sierra. 1909.
  • Charles Quirot (American, active mid-19th century)
    Interior View of Merchants Exchange, San Francisco, Cal.. 1852.
  • Charles Reiffel (American, 1862–1942)
    Untitled (Southern California Landscape). n.d.
  • Charles Reiffel (American, 1862–1942)
    Spring. n.d.
  • Charles Rollo Peters (American, 1862–1928)
    San Fernando Mission. n.d.
  • Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935)
    An Outdoor Portrait of Miss Weir. 1909.


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