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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  • Karl Yens (American, born Germany, 1868–1945)
    Arch Beach Tavern, 1924
  • Kataro Shirayamadani (American, born Japan, 1865–1948) for Rookwood Pottery
    Vase, 1892
  • Laura Gilpin (American, 1891–1979)
    Miss Brenda Putnam, 1921
  • Lewis Hine (American, 1874–1940)
    Mountaineer, Eastern Kentucky, cooking bacon, drought, 1931
  • Lewis Hine (American, 1874–1940)
    Child Picking Cotton, 1908, printed 1920s
  • Lisette Model (American-Austrian, born Austria 1901–1983)
    Blind, 1930s
  • M. Evelyn McCormick (American, 1862–1948)
    Cactus Garden, Del Monte, circa 1893–1894
  • Marion Kavanagh Wachtel (American, 1876–1954)
    In the Shadow of the Mountains (Mt. Whitney from Lone Pine), n.d.
  • Marion Post Wolcott (American, 1910–1990)
    Mad Money, circa 1939
  • Marion Post Wolcott (American, 1910–1990)
    Workers Going Home from Steel Mills, Pittsburgh, PA, circa 1939
  • Marsden Hartley (American, 1877–1943)
    Fisherman's Family, circa 1943
  • Mary Brady (American, born Ireland, 1867–1940)
    Sand Dunes in Monterey, 1895
  • Mary Curtis Richardson (American, 1848–1931)
    Portrait of Mary Blanche Hubbard, 1889
  • Mary DeNeale Morgan (American, 1868–1948)
    Untitled (Monterey Pines), n.d.
  • Maurice Braun (American, born Hungary, 1877–1941)
    Foothills, 1934
  • Maurice Braun (American, Hungary, 1877–1941)
    Early Morning Moonrise, circa 1920
  • Maynard Dixon (American, 1875–1946)
    Cottonwoods of El Dorado, 1924
  • Maynard Dixon (American, 1875–1946)
    Glacial Meadow (Tuolumne Meadows), August 1921
  • Maynard Dixon (American, 1875–1946)
    Old Post Office, Lone Pine, California, November 1919
  • Norton Bush (American, 1834–1894)
    Lake Tahoe, 1880

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