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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  • George de Forest Brush (American, 1855–1941)
    Portrait of Elizabeth Sinton Walker (Mrs. Harry Walker). 1881.
  • George Frederick Keller (American, born Prussia, 1846–1927) and Francis Korbel (active 19th century), published by F. Korbel & Bros.
    Emperor Norton. circa 1880.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Granville Redmond (American, 1871–1935)
    Mount Tamalpais at Dusk. n.d .
  • 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.
  • H.F. Cox and Endicott & Co.
    Post Office, San Francisco, California A Faithful Representation of the Crowds…. circa 1850.
  • 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.

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