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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  • Thaddeus Welch (American, 1844–1919)
    Manitou Springs with Pikes Peak in the Distance, 1888
  • Theodore Wores (American, 1859-1939)
    Sand Dunes and Wild Flowers, n.d.
  • Theodore Wores (American, 1859–1939)
    The Garden of Generalife, Granada, Spain (Alhambra), 1939
  • Theodore Wores (American, 1859–1939)
    The Iris Flowers of HoriKiri, Tokio, circa 1893
  • Theodore Wores (American, 1859–1939)
    Chinese Restaurant, 1884
  • Thomas Hill (American, born England, 1829–1908)
    Great Canyon of the Sierra, Yosemite, 1871
  • Thomas Hill (American, born England, 1829–1908)
    Sugar Loaf Peak, El Dorado County, 1865
  • Thomas Hill (American, born England, 1829–1908)
    Waverly Oaks, 1898
  • Thomas McGlynn (American, 1878-1966)
    California, circa 1930
  • Unknown Hupa maker (Klamath River Region)
    Storage Basket, ca. 1930
  • Unknown Yurok maker
    Ceremonial Basket Cap, early 20th century
  • Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975)
    Torn Poster on Brick Wall Advertising "J.C. Lincoln's Sunny South Minstrels," Alabama, 1936
  • William A. Gaw (American, 1891–1973)
    Yellow Roses, circa 1934
  • William Barr (American, born Scotland,1867–1933)
    Marin Pastoral, n.d.
  • William Hahn (American, born Germany, 1829–1887)
    Convalescence, 1873
  • William Hahn (American, born Germany, 1829–1887)
    Market Scene, Sansome Street, San Francisco, 1872
  • William Hahn (American, born Germany, 1829–1887)
    The Harvest Festival before an Approaching Storm, 1868
  • William Henry Jackson (American, 1843–1942)
    The Old Carreta, Laguna, New Mexico, circa 1885
  • William Keith (American, born Scotland, 1838–1911)
    After California Rain, circa 1890s
  • William Keith (American, born Scotland, 1838–1911)
    Landscape, 1879

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