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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  • Edwin Howland Blashfield (American, 1848–1936)
    Music, circa 1890s
  • Elihu Vedder (American, 1836–1923)
    Muse of Tragedy, 1894
  • Elmer Wachtel (American, 1864–1929)
    Monrovia Canyon, n.d.
  • Emmy Lou Packard (American, 1914–1998)
    Frida's Dresser, My Face Reflected, 1941
  • Ernest E. Narjot (American, born France, 1826–1898)
    Mon Brave, 1871
  • Ernest Peixotto (American, 1869-1940)
    Clearing by a Willow, San Rafael, 1893
  • Fortunato Arriola (American, born Mexico, 1827–1872)
    Untitled (Tropical Landscape), 1866
  • Frank Myers Boggs (American, 1855–1926)
    Dordrecht Harbor, circa 1880-1881
  • Franz A. Bischoff (American, born Austria, 1864–1929)
    Red and White Roses Vase, 1908
  • Franz A. Bischoff (American, born Austria, 1864–1929)
    The Arroyo Seco, Pasadena, circa 1918
  • Frederick A. Butman (American, 1820–1871)
    Mount Shasta, 1865
  • Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874–1939)
    Woman in Her Boudoir, circa 1924
  • Furniture Shop (Arthur Mathews [1860-1945] and Lucia Kleinhans Mathews [1870-1955])
    Table, n.d.
  • George Blake (Hupa/Yurok, born 1944)
    Cigar Store (White) Man, 1995
  • George de Forest Brush (American, 1855–1941)
    Portrait of Elizabeth Sinton Walker (Mrs. Harry Walker), 1881
  • Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887–1986)
    It Was a Man and a Pot, 1942
  • Gertrud and Otto Natzler (American, born Austria, 1908–1971; 1908–2007)
    Bowl, 1943
  • Gideon Jacques Denny (American, 1830–1886)
    City of Lakeport on Clearlake, 1876
  • Giuseppe Cadenasso (American, born Italy, 1858–1918)
    Seminary Avenue, Mills College, n.d.
  • Gottardo Piazzoni (American, born Switzerland, 1872–1945)
    Sketch for a Mural Decoration, 1925

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