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Californian and American Art

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 19thcentury to the present, especially that which provides a context for the Californian collection.

Neo Watcher V, 2002

Alan Rath (American, born 1959)

Neo Watcher V, 2002

Aluminum, Delrin®, PVC, nylon, rubber, software, electronics, and LCD's
Crossing the Isthmus, ca. 1858

Albertus Del Orient Browere (American, 1814-1887)

Crossing the Isthmus, ca. 1858

Oil on canvas
The Young Potter, 1986

Allan Houser (American, 1914-1994)

The Young Potter, 1986

Bronze
Illusionary Flight, 1992

Andrea Gill (American, born 1948)

Illusionary Flight, 1992

Red earthenware, hand-built and decorated with layered vitreous engobes
Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe Painting at An American Place, New York , 1944

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)

Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe Painting at An American Place, New York , 1944

Gelatin silver print
Monolith: the Face of Half Dome, Yosemite, California, 1927 (printed 1979)

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)

Monolith: the Face of Half Dome, Yosemite, California, 1927 (printed 1979)

Gelatin silver print
Oak Tree, Sunset City, 1962

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)

Oak Tree, Sunset City, 1962

Gelatin silver print
Bottle, mid-1950s

Antonio Prieto (American (born Spain), 1912-1967)

Bottle, mid-1950s

Stoneware, reduction fired with sgraffito decoration
Drifting Fog, late 1920s

Armin Hansen (American, 1886-1957)

Drifting Fog, late 1920s

Oil on canvas
Lamp, n.d.

Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945)

Lamp, n.d.

Paint on turned and carved wood; mica shade
Mirror, n.d.

Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945)

Mirror, n.d.

Mirror and painted wood frame
Table, n.d.

Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945)

Table, n.d.

Paint on turned and carved wood
Vision of Saint Francis, 1911

Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945)

Vision of Saint Francis, 1911

Oil on canvas
The Bells at Mission San Juan Capistrano, ca. 1928

Arthur Grover Rider (American, 1886-1975)

The Bells at Mission San Juan Capistrano, ca. 1928

Oil on canvas on board
Twilight Venus Holding Staff, 1909

Arthur Putnam (American, 1873-1930)

Twilight Venus Holding Staff, 1909

Bronze
Blue and Gold Lusterware with Band of Gold Figures, 1977

Beatrice Wood (American, 1893-1998)

Blue and Gold Lusterware with Band of Gold Figures, 1977

Earthenware with lustre glaze
Untitled (Vessel), 1982

Bennett Bean (American, born 1941)

Untitled (Vessel), 1982

White earthenware with decoration and pit-fired
Our house is built with the living room in the back, so in the evenings we sit out front of the garage and watch the traffic go by, 1962

Bill Owens (American, born 1938)

Our house is built with the living room in the back, so in the evenings we sit out front of the garage and watch the traffic go by, 1962

Gelatin silver print
Pines and Aspen, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, 1929

Birger Sandzen (American, 1871-1954)

Pines and Aspen, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, 1929

Oil on canvas
Embracing Couple, 1944-1945

Brents Carlton (American, 1903-1962)

Embracing Couple, 1944-1945

Macacauba wood
Monterey Bay, ca. 1915

Bruce Nelson (American, 1888-1971)

Monterey Bay, ca. 1915

Oil on canvas
Man and Nature, 1903

Bruce Porter (American, 1865-1953)

Man and Nature, 1903

Oil on canvas
Mount Tamalpais from Greenbrae, n.d.

Carl von Perbandt (American (born Germany), 1832-1911)

Mount Tamalpais from Greenbrae, n.d.

Oil on canvas
A Camping Party in Yosemite, ca. 1865-1866

Carleton Emmons Watkins (American, 1829-1916)

A Camping Party in Yosemite, ca. 1865-1866

Albumen print
Big Tree, Yosemite Valley, ca. 1860-1870

Carleton Emmons Watkins (American, 1829-1916)

Big Tree, Yosemite Valley, ca. 1860-1870

Albumen print
Three Large Gold Nuggets, ca. 1865-1870

Carleton Emmons Watkins (American, 1829-1916)

Three Large Gold Nuggets, ca. 1865-1870

Albumen print
Vase, ca. 1940

Catalina Pottery Galdding, McBean & Co.

Vase, ca. 1940

Ceramic
Little Miss San Francisco, 1853

Charles Christian Nahl (American (born Germany), 1818-1878)

Little Miss San Francisco, 1853

Oil on canvas
Sunday Morning in the Mines, 1872

Charles Christian Nahl (American (born Germany), 1818-1878)

Sunday Morning in the Mines, 1872

Oil on canvas
The Fandango, 1873

Charles Christian Nahl (American (born Germany), 1818-1878)

The Fandango, 1873

Oil on canvas

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