CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONISM: SELECTIONS FROM THE IRVINE MUSEUM

Frank Tolles Chamberlin Eaton Canyon, 1934; 26 x 36 Courtesy of the Irvine Museum

Frank Tolles Chamberlin
Eaton Canyon, 1934; 26 x 36
Courtesy of the Irvine Museum

November 17 – February 17, 2013

DURING THE LATE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH centuries, California artists produced a unique style that combined several distinctive aspects of American and European art. This style — known as California Impressionism or California plein air painting, after the French term for “in the open air”— focused on capturing the special light and color of the state’s landscape and helped to define modern landscape painting.

Through this stunning collection of 50 paintings from the collection of The Irvine Museum, California, this exhibition features many of the most important artists of the period, including Franz Bischoff, Emil Kosa, Phil Dike, Edgar Payne, William Wendt, Guy Rose, and Granville Redmond.