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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  • Grace Carpenter Hudson (American, 1865–1937)
    Kai-Dai, 1913
  • Grace Carpenter Hudson (American, 1865–1937)
    Back to Her Tribe, 1898
  • Grace Young (American, 1869–1947)
    Vase with Portrait of Suriap, 1901
  • Granville Redmond (American, 1871–1935)
    A Shepherd and his Flock in the Early Morning Mist, 1930
  • Granville Redmond (American, 1871–1935)
    Patch of Poppies, 1912
  • Guy Pène Du Bois (American, 1884–1958)
    Girl Reading a Book, 1929
  • Guy Rose (American, 1867–1925)
    Laguna Trees, circa 1916
  • Guy Rose (American, 1867–1925)
    Jade Beads, circa 1907–1912
  • Hans Hofmann (American, born Germany, 1880–1966)
    Landscape, 1941
  • Hanson Duvall Puthuff (American, 1875–1972)
    The Garden, late 1930s
  • Helen Levitt (American, 1913–2009)
    New York, 1938
  • Henry Alexander (American, 1860–1894)
    The Capmaker, 1884
  • Irving Norman (American, born Lithuania, 1906–1989)
    Laissez Faire Industrialism II, 1944
  • John Gutmann (American, born Germany, now Poland, 1905–1998)
    Auto Ferry: San Francisco, 1934
  • John Hubbard Rich (American, 1876–1954)
    Day Dreams, 1918
  • John Marshall Gamble (American, 1863–1957)
    Spring Flowers (Poppies and Lupine, Goleta Point), n.d.
  • John O'Shea (American, born Ireland, 1876–1956)
    Carmel, circa 1927
  • Joseph Kleitsch (American, born Hungary, 1882–1931)
    The Oriental Shop, 1922
  • Jules Tavernier (American, born France, 1844–1889)
    Marin Sunset, back of Petaluma, early 1880s
  • Julian Walbridge Rix (American, 1850–1903)
    Foggy Morning Near San Rafael, 1881

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