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Sam Hyde Harris, Carlsbad Backwater
Sam Hyde Harris, 1889-1987
Carlsbad Backwater
oil on
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Excerpt of Eduard Manet's A Bar at the Folies Bergere
London's Courtauld Gallery
"It's Not Big, It's Large"
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Sam Hyde Harris, Seeing the Unusual
now through Feb 27
Casa Romantica, San Clemente

London's Courtauld Gallery,"It's Not Big, It's Large"
by Daniel Rohlfing

Singer Lyle Lovett and his Large Band recorded an album entitled "It's not Big, It's Large." Much the same can be said of the collection of the Courtauld Gallery in London. Its not a big museum but it sure is large!

Although small by museum standards, the impact of its outstanding collection is large! It is a "must see" for anyone visiting London. In a two-hour visit, not only will you see works by some of French Impressionism's greatest painters, but you will see some of their most renowned masterworks.

Edouard Manet, a Bar at the Folies Bergere, 1882
Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies Bergere, 1882

While in London several years ago, Linda and I visited the Courtauld Gallery. Although much much smaller than the Musee d'Orsay or London's National Gallery, their collection of French Impressionist paintings is breathtaking. Their world-famous masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Seurat, Degas, Gauguin, Cezanne and Van Gogh will dazzle any fan of 19th century French painting.

Recently, I viewed the Courtauld Gallery's website's virtual tour, and the paintings in this article were all in just two rooms. (View the Courtauld's virtual tour, Room 6 & 7)

Courtauld Gallery, London, UK
Exterior of the Courtauld Gallery, Sommers et House, London

When Linda and I visited, it was late on a weekday afternoon. At that hour, we were one of a handful of museum visitors and for a period of about five to ten minutes, Linda and I were the only people in a room with Eduard Manet's A Bar at the Folies Bergere and Vincent Van Gogh's Self Portrait with a Bandaged Ear, two of the best known masterpieces of French 19th century painting. Truly, this was the most spectacular museum experience either of us had ever had.

All the paintings pictured in this article were on display in the Courtauld's virtual tour in just two rooms, #6 and #7. Soon, these paintings will be on view again at the Courtauld Gallery, widely anticipated after a two year museum renovation. Once international travel opens up again, this is a museum visit you will want to put on your "bucket list."

Edouard Manet, Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil, 1874
Edouard Manet, Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil, 1874
Edouard Manet, Luncheon on the Grass 1862-63
Edouard Manet, Luncheon on the Grass, 1862-63

Edouard Manet (1832-1883) was the first 19th century French artist to paint modern life. He was pivotal in shifting from realism to Impressionism.

A Bar at the Folies Bergere, 1882,
was Edouard Manet's last major painting before he died. The painting is groundbreaking as a modern painting. The centerpiece is the barmaid but with an enigmatic expression. Normal perspective is dashed as Manet misaligns his subject. The reflection in the mirror of the client whom the bar maid is serving is moved off to the right and the bottles on the left are similarly misaligned. The misaligned subjects portray the Folies Bergere as a somewhat wild, bustling and disorienting place.

Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil, 1874, This painting was done during a summer visit to Claude Monet and his family. The woman and child in the painting are Monet's first wife Camille and their son Jean. This painting is Manet's most serious exploration of plein-air impressionism, partly painted outdoors. It is noteworthy due to its bright colors and quick strokes conveying light dancing among the ripples of the water.

The Luncheon on the Grass
in 1863 created great controversy. Today, we look upon Luncheon on the Grass as an historically important painting. It is an example of a trend-setting painting not well received in its own time. The Paris Salon rejected the painting. This stern rejection by the powers of the established art community, in part, gave rise to the movement of young artists to start their own exhibition resulting in the Impressionist movement.

Vincent Van Gogh Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear January 1889
Vincent Van Gogh, Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear, January 1889
Vincent Van Gogh, Peach Trees in Blossom, April, 1889
Vincent Van Gogh, Peach Trees in Blossom, April 1889

Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1990 ... Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear was done by Van Gogh a week after leaving the hospital. He had just been treated for a self-mutilation wound, severing most of his left ear. A few weeks earlier, Van Gogh had a heated argument with Paul Gauguin. The two initially had hoped to begin an art colony in Arles where like minded artists could create work influenced by Japanese prints. But after their falling out, Van Gogh became desperate and cut off his left ear in despair. The hat in this painting had a dual purpose, to keep him warm in the winter and to hold his bandage in place. The painting is Van Gogh announcing his determination to continue painting. Behind him hangs a Japanese block print, a major influence on Van Gogh and other artists.

His Peach Trees in Blossom was a scene just outside Arles in the South of France. The painting is, in one way, quite peaceful. At first glance, the heavy impasto of the pink blossoms are echoed by the blue and pink dashes in the clouds above. As you look at it, you notice the parallel lines of the road, the grass, the fence, the orchard, the distant houses, the line of blue far-off mountains and then the upper third of the painting, a symphony of sky blues and pinks. It's an exciting painting.

Claude Monet, Vase of Flowers, 1881-82
Claude Monet, Vase of Flowers, 1881
Claude Monet, Antibes 1888
Claude Monet, Antibes, 1888
Claude Monet, 1840-1926 ... His Vase of Flowers is not among his most famous paintings, but this painting, painted from above looking down, is noted for its indistinct vase and explosive flurry of colorful blooms, without definite lines, almost as if they were in motion.

For anyone who has visited Giverny, it was evident that Monet loved flowers and had many from which to choose.

For this painting, he used a plant often considered today to be a roadside weed known as wild mallow. According to the Roman naturalist and historian Pliny the Elder (23 - 79 AD), wild mallow was used as a mild laxative.

Antibes was painted in the South of France in the Spring of 1888. Here, Monet is attempting to express the effects of wind and wave while capturing the Mediterranean light. Monet later wrote, "What I bring back from here will be sweetness itself, white, pink and blue, all enveloped in this magical air."

Pierre Auguste-Renoir, The Theater Box, 1874
Pierre Auguste-Renoir, The Theater Box, 1874
Pierre Auguste-Renoir, Woman Tying her Shoe 1918
Pierre Auguste-Renoir, Woman Tying her Shoe, 1918
Pierre Auguste-Renoir, Portrait of Ambroise Vollard, 1908
Pierre Auguste-Renoir, Portrait of Ambroise Vollard, 1908

Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1841-1919 ... Renoir showed "La Loge (The Theater Box)" in the first Impressionist exhibition in Paris in 1874. This thoroughly modern scene shows a couple at the Opera. The woman has her opera glasses down while she seems to pose at the admiring glances from others, while her gentleman friend has his opera glasses up, appearing to hide in the shadows as he ogles someone else. This staged-scene was painted in Renoir's studio with model Nini Lopez and his brother Edmond as the woman's gentleman friend.

Woman Tying her Shoe is one of Renoir's final paintings, done while he was visiting on the Mediterranean Coast. At this late period in his career, Renoir had tired of Parisian scenes and chose to paint idealized images of women often washing or dressing themselves.

Portrait of Ambroise Vollard was done by Renoir in a very respectful manner. Vollard was an art dealer who sold many of Renoir's paintings and other artists such as Paul Gauguin.

Here, Renoir portrays Vollard as a true art connoisseur, admiring an Italian statue of a nude female kneeling. A more realistic image of Vollard would have shown his heavy stature, his bald head and bulbous nose.
Edgar Degas  Two Dancers on Stage 1874
Edgar Degas, Two Dancers on Stage, 1874
Edgar Degas Woman at a Window 1875-78
Edgar Degas, Woman at a Window, 1875-78

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917 ... During his Parisian days, Edgar Degas was fascinated by the ballet. In Two Dancers on Stage, one is a flower and the other is a butterfly, part of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Degas pictures the scene as if the viewer is seated above in the left stage box. Such a painting would speak to the modern Parisian city life and its thriving art culture.

Woman at a Window seems to have been done by Degas quickly, as if in an afterthought. Its indistinct figure silhouetted by an open window, is bathed in reds and oranges in the late light of a setting sun. But such is not the case. The painting was planned and the model was hired. The painting was begun in 1871 when Paris was cut off from the outside world by the Prussian Army. There were major shortages of food. Degas paid the model with a hunk of meat, which she ate raw in front of him. Knowing this, perhaps the red and dark oranges suggest the dire nature of the times.

Paul Gauguin Nevermore (O Taiti) 1897
Paul Gauguin, Nevermore (Oh Tahiti), 1897
Paul Gauguin Te Rerioa (The Dream) 1897
Paul Gauguin, Te Rerioa (The Dream), 1897

Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903 ... Gauguin left Arles, Provence in 1888 after his break up with fellow artist Vincent Van Gogh. Back in Paris, Gauguin soon was able to sell enough of his paintings, and in 1891 booked passage to Tahiti. He hoped to leave the French art with its know-nothing critics and his personal problems behind. Apart from a brief return to Paris, Gauguin remained in Polynesia in the South Pacific the rest of his life. In 1894, he returned to Paris to sell some of his Tahitian paintings at the Hotel Drouot in Paris. The sale turned out to be a flop! By 1895, he sold enough paintings and begged and borrowed enough from friends to return to Tahiti. After a troubled tenure in Tahiti, he relocated to Altuona on the Island of Hiva-Oa in the Marquesas Islands. He died in the Marquesas in May of 1903.

Nevermore was painted by Gauguin in Tahiti in 1897 after he had returned from Paris. Edgar Allen Poe's 1845 poem The Raven had grown to become world famous. It had been translated into French in 1875 and was certainly well known throughout the French speaking world. For Gauguin, the poet's sense of loss over the death of his lover spoke to Gauguin, and his disillusionment with the destruction of Tahitian culture by French authorities. Nevermore combines the beauty and eroticism of Tahitian culture with the unease caused by the intrusion and domination of colonialism.

Te Rerioa was also painted during Gauguin’s second stay in Tahiti. Gauguin meant the subject of this painting to be unclear. He wrote, "Everything is a dream in this canvas: is it the child? is it the mother? is it the horseman on the path? or even is it the dream of the painter!!!" He inscribed the Tahitian word for dream in the lower part of the composition but misspelled it "Te Rerioa:" it should read ‘rereioa’.

Georges Seurat, Young Woman Powdering Herself, 1889 - 90
Georges Seurat, A Young Woman Powdering Herself, 1889-1890
Georges Seurat, Bridge of Courbevois 1886-87
Georges Seurat, Bridge of Courbevois, 1886-87
Georges Seurat 1859-1891... He was a Post- Impressionist known for chromoluminarism and pointillism. Chromoluminarism is the science of using dots of prime colors to interact optically to create a third color in the eye of the beholder. Pointillism is the use of small dots to form an image.

A Young Woman Powdering Herself is a fine example of pointillist technique. The model for this painting is Seurat's mistress, Madeleine Knoblock. She and Seurat had two sons together. The small dots of pure color were applied in varying concentrations and intensity, juxtaposed to dots of other colors. Together, they capture an image of considerable visual beauty.

Bridge of Courbevois shows, in the distance, the industrial Paris suburb of Courbevoie on the banks of the Seine. The foreground of this scene is the sloping bank of Grande Jatte Island in the Seine River. This is the locale of Seurat's most famous painting, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. Again, Seurat shows his technical genius, using small dots of color to create images with light and shadow to marvelous effect.

Paul Cézanne Still Life with Cherub 1895
Paul Cezanne, Still Life with Cherub, 1895

Cezanne Paul Mont Sainte-Victoire with Large Pine 1887
Paul Cezanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire with Large Pine, 1887
Paul Cezanne 1839-1906 ... Cezanne painted Still Life with Cherub late in his career. It has a radical composition, competing perspectives almost heralding the coming of cubism.

The dirty and aged colored plaster cast figure stands on a table with fruit and onions in the artists studio with stretched canvases and partially done paintings. The different perspectives mix as do the themes, one showing the classical age of ancient sculpture along side the ordinary strewn items of his working studio. This would have delighted late 19th, early 20th century art buyers.

Mont Sainte-Victoire with Large Pine is a scene near Cezanne's home in Aix-en-Provence in the South of France. Cezanne believed this scene embodied the ruggedness of the landscape of Provence and the equal ruggedness of its people. The branch of the Large Pine at the top of the painting follows the contours of the land, one of Cezanne's favorite framing devices. The mostly natural scene has some farm buildings in the distance and a modern railway viaduct in the distant right.

Paul Cézanne The Card Players 1892-95
Paul Cezanne , The Card Players, 1892-95
The Young Card Players, by the Le Nain Brothers in 1640, inspiration for Paul Cezanne's The Card Players in 1892
The Card Players, by the Dutch Le Nain Brothers, in 1640-45.
This is not in the Courtauld Gallery's collection.
This Dutch painting would have been over 250 years old
when Paul Cezanne would have seen it at the Musee Granet in Aix-en-Provence.
It was, in part, Cezanne's inspiration for his The Card Players in 1892.
The Card Players is one of five card playing paintings done by Cezanne. One is in a private collection, purchased by the Royal Family of Qatar for between 2.5 and 3.0 million dollars. The remaining three are at the Musee d'Orsay, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the the Barnes Collection in Philadelphia. Each painting shows two peasants playing cards.

Degas was influenced for The Card Players by a painting by the Brothers Le Nain (1599-1677) of the Realist School of Dutch Genre painting. The Le Nain Brothers' The Card Players was over 250 years old when Cezanne would have been seen it at the Musee Garet in Aix-en-Provence.
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Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Main Line to the Pacific War
Main Line to the Pacific War, Southern Pacific
WWII Poster, by Sam Hyde Harris,
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Exhibition photo of Sam Hyde Harris
Sam Hyde Harris
, Exhibition photo
"Sam Hyde Harris, Seeing the Unusual"
Casa Romantica, San Clemente, CA
through Feb 27, 2022
The times of Sam Hyde Harris were amazing, the ascendant days of California, the 1920's, '30's, 40's, '50's and beyond. California was the land of promise. People from all over the country and the world were attracted to the golden state for its beauty, diversity, and its unparalleled opportunity.

And California attracted wondrous artists. This exhibition is about one of them, Sam Hyde Harris 1889-1977.
"Main Line to the Pacific War" pictured above shows a determined and muscular railroad engine charging westward, laden with weaponry ordnance and soldiers to be loaded onto waiting Navy ships. The bayonetted rifle above shows the steel of American resolve.

By the time Sam Hyde Harris created this Southern Pacific WWII poster, he had been the go to guy for the Southern Pacific, the Union Pacific and the Santa Fe Railroads. They came to Sam for poster images meant to stimulate eastern eyes with wonder and the desire to move west.

In the early days, Sam's railroad posters caused Easterners to fantasize of whizzing past Western mountains, the Grand Canyon, or other bits of Americana as they headed to California.

Many followed through with that fantasy and as California's population expanded, it was Sam's job to get people to use the train to go from one part of the state to the other, or to take round trip excursions back east.
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, The New Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Railroad, Sam Hyde Harris, 1950
The New Sunset Limited
, Southern Pacific, c 1950
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Santa Fe, Back East Excursions, Sam Hyde Harris, 1924
Santa Fe Railroad,
Back East Excursions,
the Grand Canyon Line
c 1924
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Excursions, Union Pacific, n/d
Excursions Everywhere Back East,
Union Pacific Railroad
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Santa Fe, Back East Excursions, Sam Hyde Harris, 1924
Santa Fe, Back East Excursions
, c 1924
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Coaster, Sam Hyde Harris, 1938
The Coaster
, Southern Pacific Railroad ad
done by Sam Hyde Harris in 1938
Sam Hyde Harris, Poster for the Noon Delight, a route of the Southern Pacific Railroad between LA and San Francisco
Noon Daylight
, Southern Pacific, c 1940
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Southern Pacific's New Daylight, Sam Hyde Harris, 1937
Southern Pacific's New Daylight
, 1937
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Railroad, Sam Hyde Harris, n/d
Sunset Limited
Southern Pacific Railroad, n/d
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Sunset Limited, Sam Hyde Harris, n/d
Sunset Limited,

Southern Pacific Railroad, n/d
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Boats Moored, Sam Hyde Harris, 1935
Boats Moored, Long Beach, CA
with the
Ford Motor Co. plant in the background, c. 1935, oil on board. Collection of Terry Edward Lynch
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21,, Chavez, Sam Hyde Harris, a painting of Chavez Ravine before it became the home of Dodger Stadium, 1938
, the Chavez Ravine neighborhood
before redevelopment made room for the Los Angeles Dodger,
done by Sam Hyde Harris in 1938
Sam's fine art painting began with artistic interest in Brentford, Middlesex, England. As a young teenager, his family emigrated to the U.S., settling in Los Angeles in 1904.

He attended art school classes at LA's Artists' Student League and the Cannon Art School under Hanson Puthuff. He worked in commercial art throughout his career, and still managed to teach art at the renowned Chouinard Art School.

To give you an idea of Sam Hyde Harris' status as a California painter, The Whittier News published a report in 1921 of a Laguna Beach Art Association exhibition including Anna Hills, Hanson Puthuff, Edgar Payne, Karl Yens, Guy Rose and Sam Hyde Harris.
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Depressioin Days, Sunset Beach, California, 1933
Depression Days
, Sunset Beach, California,
done by Sam Hyde Harris in 1933
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Lagoon Edge, Sam Hyde Harris, 1928
Lagoon Edge
, 1923

The Red Buoy
, c 1935
His landscape paintings are well known for his stylized tall eucalyptus trees, his California harbor scenes, and later in his career, paintings of the California desert. Sam was drawn to the desert by his friend and fellow artist James Swinnerton. His painting style shows the influence of Hanson Puthuff. Sam's paintings are characteristically bathed in light and atmospheric effects. A favored locale for Sam's paintings was San Pedro Harbor, and he sought out scenes of Eucalyptus groves throughout the LA area and the San Gabriel Valley.
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Ships Ahoy, Sunset Beach, California, Sam Hyde Harris, 1933
Ships Ahoy
, Sunset Beach California, c 1933, oil on board
Sam Hyde Harris, Monterey, CA, c1930
, c 1930, tempera maquette on board
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Weather Worn, Sam Hyde Harris, 1940
Weather Worn
, near Carlsbad, California, c 1940, oil on board
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Industrial Romance, Sam Hyde Harris, 1932
Industrial Romance
1932, done by Sam in
Long Beach California with the Ford Motor Company in
the background, 1932. It seems obvious that
Sam did not find this scene beautiful, but painted it as social commentary, recording what was before him,
just as any responsible journalist.
Casa Romantica, the grand Foyer, San Clemente, CA
The Grand Foyer, Casa Romantica, San Clemente, California
The setting for Sam Hyde Harris, Seeing the Unusual is Casa Romantica, a Cultural Center and Gardens high on the bluffs of the San Clemente Coast.

Ole Hanson, the founder of the City of San Clemente, had this beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival style home built in 1927. He only lived in it a short time. Ole and the rest of the nation suffered Black Friday in 1929 and entered the Great Depression. Ole had many real estate investments and mortgages and had to sell his properties to get out from under his indebtedness. Since Ole sold his home, the property passed through many hands until the late 1980's when a San Clemente group had a vision of what Casa Romantica could become.

Today the Casa is a cultural gathering place for multi-cultural events, recitals, art exhibitions and wedding celebrations. It is highly prized by the citizens of San Clemente.
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Casa Romantica, street engrance
Casa Romantica, the street entrance
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Casa Romantica Great Room with fireplace
Casa Romantica, the Great Room with fireplace
Sam Hyde Harris Exhibition, San Clemente, Dec 21, Casa Romantica, View from the front porch
Casa Romantica, the ocean-facing view
Sam Hyde Harris paintings offered from our gallery collection
Sam Hyde Harris Carlsbad Backwater
Carlsbad Backwater
Sam Hyde Harris Eucalyptus and Marsh
Eucalyptus and Marsh
Sailboats in San Pedro Harbor
Boats in San Pedro Harbor
circle of Sam Hyde Harris
Sam Hyde Harris Lakeside
Sam Hyde Harris Rabbit Brush
Rabbit Brush
Sam Hyde Harris Cathedral Canyon Sketch 1951
Cathedral Canyon, 1951
Sam Hyde Harris, Eucalyptus and Hillside,
Eucalyptus and Hillside
pencil on paper, black frame
with dark charcoal mat

in Bodega Bay
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Linda Sorensen Peak, south of Hopland, CA

Linda Sorensen Paintings
You may meet Linda and view her paintings at her studio in Graton by appointment,
or arrange to see specific paintings at other locations. Linda paints colorful and imaginative
landscapes emphasizing design and influenced by abstraction and Post-Impressionism. | 707-875-2911

Linda Sorensen at her easel, photo by John Hershey
\Jean Warren Sand Harbor
Bodega Bay's Jean Warren Watercolors
Bodega Bay resident Jean Warren says her paintings are reflections
of the places she has lived and traveled.
Jean is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society,
California Watercolor Association and full member of Society of Layerists in Multi-Media.
Visit Jean's site and view examples at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts / 707-875-9240

Jean Warren Watercolor

What's nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Sebastopol Center for the Arts IN SEBASTOPOL - Sebastopol Center for the Arts
... see website for on-line activities
home of Sonoma County's Art @ the Source and Art Trails
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours when able to reopen: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm
Corricks Kevin Brown
Corrick's Keven Brown
Corrick's Art Trails Gallery |
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | Contact::

Corrick's has been a Santa Rosa Treasure since 1915,
a downtown stationery store serving the community's "cultural hub."
Corrick's has long supported local artists with its impressive "ART TRAILS GALLERY,"
including paintings by Linda Sorensen.
Corricks offers a number of originals by famed Santa Rosa artist, Maurice Lapp ... (see our August 2017 article)

located on Fourth Street, steps away from Santa Rosa's revitalized town square
and Fourth Street's Russian River Brewery
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
Dennis Calabi
IN SANTA ROSA- Calabi Gallery |

We are located at 456 Tenth Street in Santa Rosa.
Contact us with any questions at (707) 781-7070 or
456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 707-781-7070
Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork. | Back to the Top
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Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa - The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European fine prints
The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
Rik Olson

IN GRATON - Graton Gallery
OPEN Weekends, see website for up to date information
home of many of Sonoma County's best artists
Sally Baker, Tim Hayworth, Bruce K. Hopkins,
Rik Olson, Susan Proehl, Sandra Rubin, Mylette Welch
Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Saturday and Sunday check website

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS - Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Paul Mahder Gallery Thumbnail IN Healdsburg - Paul Mahder Gallery

(707) 473-9150 |
222 Mill Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | check for hours
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center

IN PETALUMA - Petaluma Arts Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"

Petaluma Center for the Arts

Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
-- see website for details
This museum tells Walt's story from the early days.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129

-- view location on Google Maps
Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
... see website
de Young Museum
Permanent Collection
De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
closed, see website
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

... see website
-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
open, see website for details
Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail Oakland
... see website
Oakland Museum of California

-- ongoing Gallery of California Art
-showcasing over 800 works
from the OMCA's collection
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San Francisco

... see website

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
see website
The Museums of Sonoma County

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
... see website
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

... see website
St Mary's College Museum of Art
Hearst Art Gallery

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Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen
Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

... see website
551 Broadway, Sonoma CA
(707) 939-7862
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Grace Hudson Museum

... see website
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

... see website
featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby,
Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth

Elizabeth Holland McDaniel Bolinas Embarcadero thumbnail
Walnut Creek
... see website
The Bedford Gallery, Lesher
Center for the Arts
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

... see website
approximately 2,000 20th & 21st
century artworks including paintings, sculpture,
new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.
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Monterey Museum of Art

... see website
Ongoing exhibitions ...
Museums Permanent Collection
including William Ritschel, Armin Hansen
and E. Charlton Fortune
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
... see website
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Salvador Dali Museum

prepurchased tickets required, ... see website

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
Open Thurs - Sun, 10-5, masks, ... see websites
Capitol Museum

... see website
Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan
Capitol Museum Sacramento Thumbnail Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum

... see website
-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
plus the works of Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
Norman Rockwell's mentor.
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Haggin Museum Stockton
Southern California (and Arizona) (for all museums below, see website for hours and protocols.
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures
from the colonial period to World War II—
a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
(University of California, Irvine
Institute and Museum of California Art)

(formerly The Irvine Museum)

The Resonant Surface:
Movement, Image and Sound
in California Painting
... through Feb 19, 2022
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Our Golden State:
Landscape Paintings
from the Hilbert Collection
November 9 - April 18, 2022

Hilbert Museum, Chapman University

Hilbert Museum Chapman University Orange CA
Norton Simon Museum
-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena San Marino (near Pasadena)
The Huntington Library

American Art Collection
Paintings by John Singer Sargent,
Edward Hopper, Robert Henri,
Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran,
William Keith, Mary Cassatt,
Thomas Hart Benton and many more.

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West
Phoenix Art Museum
Los Angeles
California African American Art Museum
adjacent to the LA Coliseum
(see our newsletter articleof their
Ernie Barne's Exhibition September 2019)

California African American Art Museum
& Beyond
Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Museum
(see our Newsletter article
from February, 2015)

Honolulu Museum of Art Kamuela, HI (Big Island)
Issacs Art Center
65-1268 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, HI  96743
(See our Dec '16 article "Hawaii's Paul Gauguin," 
modernist Madge Tennent, 1889-1972)

Isaacs Art Center
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
( see our article Mar 2018
French and American Paintings )
Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art
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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago
Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

Permanent collection
American Paintings
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
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New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art

The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York New York , NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Its extensive collection of American Art
Metropolitan Museum New York
Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts Ottawa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art
Denver, CO
Denver Art Museum
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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is mostly online. We maintain a gallery showroom (by appointment only) at the Atelier One artist studios building in Graton, California, sharing space with Linda Sorensen's artist studio.

Our newsletter includes reports/articles about artists, museum exhibits, and other arts subjects, often with videos and links.

For the duration of the pandemic, we will observe safe mask wearing and social distance protocols. We do not transact financial business or collect data via our website. All client contact/information is via phone, text, email or in person by appointment.

Daniel Rohlfing
Daniel Rohlfing
For an appointment, email or call ... / 707-875-2911

To view and purchas paintings from us, you may ...

Visit our gallery showroom in GRATON, CA ...

Have us pring selected works to your home ...
Call or email for a an appointment. (up to 200 miles from Bodega Bay).

Or, purchase from our website.
We offer FedEx shipping (included in price) in the U.S. for major purchases. 707-875-2911.

Our Gallery Showroom and Linda Sorensen's Studio in Graton

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery specializes in Historic California Paintings 1850-1950 and the contemporary art of Linda Sorensen.  Our gallery showroom and Linda's artist studio are open by appointment.  We ask visitors wear masks and practice social distancing. Email, text or call us for an appointment.  As our collection is larger than what we have on display at any one time, we want to learn your interests and preferences. After listing to your wishes, we will have the paintings you want to view ready for your visit.

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery and Linda Sorensen's studio
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery .com / Linda Sorensen Paintings . com /  707-875-2911
Atelier One, Studio 5, 2860 Bowen St, Graton, CA 95444 (not a mailing address)

If you wish to sell a painting to us ...

At present, we are acquiring few paintings. We are interested in considering works by Joshua Meador, or exceptional paintings by a few other Historic California artists. We do not do miscellaneous consignments but do represent artist estates. We do not provide appraisal services.

DO NOT CALL AND EXPECT A THOUGHTFUL ANSWER REGARDING YOUR PAINTING (especially, do not leave a voicemail message requiring us to phone you), ... INSTEAD, Please EMAIL US ( along with a high resolution jpeg image of your painting. Include the name of the artist, its title, dimensions and condition. Please include any history or provenance. Rather than responding off the cuff, in a timely fashion we will read your note, do our homework, and write back and let you know if we wish to acquire your painting or we may give you our our ideas on how best to market your painting through other resources.