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California Impressionism: Paintings from the Irvine Museum

November 16, 2008 - January 18, 2009

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California Impressionism: Paintings from The Irvine Museum will include nearly sixty stunning paintings of California Impressionist art. Impressionism found fertile ground in California in the early twentieth century. Known as the "The Land of Sunshine" with its temperate climate and remarkable landscape, California was a popular locale for painters who worked en plein air, or out of doors, seeking to infuse their work with intense light and color.

The artists comprising this group include Maurice Braun, Anna Hills, Edgar A. Payne, Hanson Puthuff, Guy Rose, Elmer Wachtel, Marion Kavanagh Wachtel, William Wendt and several other noted painters of this period. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue, with four essays by the leading authorities in the field of American Impressionism including William H. Gerdts, Ph.D., Harvey L. Jones, David Dearinger Ph.D., and Jean Stern.The exhibition is organized by The Irvine Museum, Irvine, California.