December 13, 2008 - June 20, 2009

 

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The breadth of California Modernism from the north to the south and from the early 1920s to 1950 is well represented in our latest exhibition.

From Northern California we are pleased to present Victor Arnautoff’s 1934 Untitled (Woman in Yellow Fur), a look at the wealthy during the Great Depression; an extraordinary 1934 self portrait by Koichi Nomiyama, a talented Japanese-American artist whose career was cut short upon his internment during World War II; Helen Clark Oldfield’s Sliced Melons from 1939, one of her rare abstractions from the late 1930s; and many other stunning works of art.

From the Southland we have Mabel Alvarez’s important 1922 portrait of a seated young woman entitled Carmen; a striking circa 1950 mixed-media work, Untitled (Unfair Punishment), by Francis de Erdely; a view of the Hollywood Hills from bygone days by early Los Angeles Modernist Edouard Vysekal; and many others. 

The exhibition includes oil paintings, watercolors, mixed-media works, sculpture, drawings and prints.

A color brochure of the exhibition is available upon request.

 

Herman Albright

Gallery Selections of Important California Modernist Paintings and Sculpture

Mabel Alvarez

Victor Arnautoff

Claude Buck

Francis de Erdely

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Emil Janel

Jeffrey Kirby

John Mottram

Koichi Nomiyama

Helen Clark Oldfield

Otis Oldfield

George Post

Elmer Stanhope

Edouard Vysekal

Bernard Zakheim

   
   
   
   
   
     
     
     

December 13, 2008 - June 20, 2009

 

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Back Room Gallery | Jeffrey Kirby - Portrait Personalities

Portrait Personalities is a look at the faces of the 1920s and 1930s as described pictorially by Victor Arnautoff, John Langley Howard, Emil Janel, Peter Krasnow and Frede Vidar. Each with their own personality, the portraits reveal the moods, introspectiveness and other more curious qualities of the subjects.

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Emil Janel

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June 21, 2008 – December 6, 2008

 

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Figurative Art in California During the Modern Period

We are pleased to present one of our most historically significant exhibitions: Figurative Art in California During the Modern Period. In our new exhibition we travel through time in presenting paintings and sculpture that trace the early Modernist interpretations of the figure from as early as 1910 through 1950. While Robert Henri, Diego Rivera and other notable artists influenced many California Modernists, it was the progressive spirit of the artists in the Golden State that propelled California Modernism to different and arguably greater heights than Modernism elsewhere.

Featured are important works by Gertrude Partington Albright, Victor Arnautoff, Brents Carlton, Ralph Chessé, Francis de Erdely, Boris Deutsch, Karoly Fulop, John Emmett Gerrity, Robert Gilbert, Peter Krasnow, Ward Montague, Helen Clark Oldfield, Otis Oldfield, Lee Randolph, Jacques Schnier, Burr Singer, Rex Slinkard, Lucretia Van Horn, Bernard Zakheim, and many others. The exhibition includes oil paintings, sculpture, drawings in charcoal, Conté crayon, graphite and ink wash, and prints.

A color brochure of the exhibition is available upon request.

 

Gertrude Partington Albright

Figurative Art in California During the Modern Period

Victor Arnautoff

Brents Carlton

Ralph Chessé

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Boris Deutsch

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Robert Gilbert

Jeffrey Kirby

Ward Montague

Helen Clark Oldfield

Otis Oldfield

Lee Randolph

Bernice Lee Singer

Rex Slinkard

Lucretia Van Horn

Bernard Zakheim