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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  • Norton Bush (American, 1834–1894)
    Miners in the Sierra, 1869
  • Norton Bush (American, 1834–1894)
    Soda Springs, Sierra Nevada Mountains, 1868
  • Otis Oldfield (American, 1890–1969)
    Nature Morte Aux Tomates, 1921
  • Otis Oldfield (American, 1890–1969)
    White Dress (White Nightie), 1936
  • Paul Lauritz (American, born Norway, 1889–1975)
    The High Sierras, circa 1929
  • Pavel Tchelitchew (American, born Russia, 1898–1957)
    The Harvest, 1928
  • Percy Gray (American, 1869-1952)
    Haviland Plate with Portrait of American Indian, n.d.
  • Percy Gray (American, 1869–1952)
    Cypress Trees Near Point Lobos, 1924
  • Peter Stackpole (American, 1913–1997)
    In Deep Contemplation, 1935
  • Photographer unknown (American, active late 19th century)
    Folsom Prison Photo: Prisoner's Line, circa 1895
  • Photographer Unknown (American, active mid-19th century)
    Miner, circa 1855
  • Photographer Unknown (American, active mid-19th century)
    Two Young Boys , n.d.
  • Photographer Unknown (American, active mid-19th century)
    Young Girl Seated, n.d.
  • Richard Edward Miller (American, 1875–1943)
    Standing Nude, n.d.
  • Robert Henri (American, 1865–1929)
    The Romany Girl, n.d.
  • Robertson Pottery (Fred H. Robertson, American, 1869–1952; and George B. Robertson, American, 1907-1966)
    Vase, circa 1934
  • Rockwell Kent (American, 1882–1971)
    March, Greenland, 1932–1933
  • Samuel Marsden Brookes (American, born England, 1816–1892)
    Still Life (The Larder), 1862
  • Samuel Marsden Brookes (American, born England, 1816–1892)
    Still Life with Urn and Pineapple, n.d.
  • Selden Connor Gile (American, 1877–1947)
    The Garden, 1919

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