Marius Dahlgren, Early California Street Scene, Oakland, c.1885

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Marius Dahlgren Early California Street Scene, Oakland Oil on canvas, 1885 30 x 20 inches Gift of the Carl S. Dentzel Estate 1984.025.137 … [Read more...]

Hernando Gonzallo Villa

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Hernando Gonzallo Villa 1881-1952 Hernando Villa’s parents came to Los Angeles from Baja (Lower) California in 1846, when the area was still part of Mexico. His parents were both artists—his mother was an amateur singer, and his father was a painter. Villa studied with Louise Garden MacLeod (1857–1944) at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design in 1905, and then studied for a year in England and Germany. After returning to Los Angeles, he established a studio and taught for two years … [Read more...]

Hernando Gonzallo Villa, Sailing Ship in L.A. Harbor, c.1930

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Hernando Gonzallo Villa Sailing Ship in L.A Harbor Oil on canvas panel, c.1930 20 x 26 inches Gift of the Carl S. Dentzel Estate 1984.025.068 … [Read more...]

Theodore Jackman

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Theodore Jackman 1878-1940 . Theodore Jackman was born in Bloomington, IL on July, 23, 1878. He began his art career studying at AIC in Paris and continued to become an illustrator in New York before moving to Southern California in 1914. He was an active artist in Laguna Beach during the 1920s where he also had a studio-home. Along with his portraits such as Portrait of a Gypsy, Jackman was known to paint in the Spanish California genre. . Portrait of a Gypsy Oil on canvas … [Read more...]

Theodore Jackman, Portrait of a Gypsy, c.1920

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Theodore Jackman Portrait of a Gypsy Oil on canvas board, c.1920 15 x 22 inches Gift of the Carl S. Dentzel Estate 1984.025.056 … [Read more...]

Donald C. Karwelis

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Donald C. Karwelis 1934-2003 Donald C. Karwelis was an extremely active California artist who participated in the creative experiments of the 1960s and 70s. He was the recipient of several art awards throughout his lifetime. Venus Emerging Oil on canvas, c.1965 48 x 48 inches Gift of Donald Smith 1982.042 Coca-Cola Oil on canvas, 1963 48 x 48 inches Gift of Donald Smith 1982.043 … [Read more...]

Donald C. Karwelis, Coca-Cola, 1963

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Donald C. Karwelis Coca-Cola Oil on canvas, 1963 48 x 48 inches Gift of Donald Smith 1982.043 … [Read more...]

Donald C. Karwelis, Venus Emerging, c.1965

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Donald C. Karwelis Venus Emerging Oil on canvas, c.1965 48 x 48 inches Gift of Donald Smith 1982.042 … [Read more...]

Paul Hambleton Landacre

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Paul Hambleton Landacre 1983-1963 Paul Hambleton Landacre was born in Columbus, OH, on July 9, 1893. He attended Ohio State University as a horticulture major, but a mysterious infection left him partly crippled and cut short his academic career. He moved to Southern California with his widowed father in 1916 and took work as a commercial illustrator. From 1923 to 1925 he attended Otis Art Institute, and in the latter year married Margaret McCreery. His increasing skill at wood … [Read more...]

Paul Hambleton Landacre, Black Stallion, c.1920

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Paul Hambleton Landacre Black Stallion Wood engraving, c.1920 8 x 10 1/2 inches Gift of the Joseph Landacre Family and Mrs. James McCreery 1982.015 … [Read more...]