Granville Redmond (1871–1935) produced a body of work that captures California’s diverse topography, vegetation, and color. Representing both northern and southern parts of the state, his paintings range in style from contemplative, “Tonalist” works that evoke a quiet calm, to dramatic and colorful Impressionist scenes. Today Redmond is widely considered one of the leading California artists of his era.
Born in Philadelphia, Redmond contracted scarlet fever as a toddler, which left him permanently deaf. Soon afterwards, his family moved to California. Redmond is today best known for his images of the California landscape ablaze with poppies and other native flora. Silent film star Charlie Chaplin, his friend and supporter, said of these paintings, “There’s such a wonderful joyousness about them all. Look at the gladness in that sky, the riot of color in those flowers. Sometimes I think that the silence in which he lives has developed in him some sense, some great capacity for happiness in which we others are lacking.” This exhibition, the largest ever assembled and the first in more than thirty years, includes approximately eighty-five signature paintings. It is accompanied by a substantial, fully illustrated catalogue.
Granville Redmond: The Eloquent Palette was organized by the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.
Lead Sponsors for the exhibition are Barbara Alexander and Thomas B. Stiles II, and Yvonne J. Boseker.
We are also grateful to the following for supporting the Laguna Art Museum presentation of the exhibition:
Ranney and Priscilla Draper, and the Draper Family Foundation; Kelvin and Hana Davis; Peter and Gail Ochs;
Reed and Christine Halladay; Elie Weaver and Hilton Weinberg; Bram and Sandra Dijkstra; George and Irene Stern;
William Georges; Jared and Kate Mathis; Joel Arenson and Susan Pickle; Lori and Harley Bassman; Ira and Jane Carlin;
Simon K. Chiu; Buzz and Helen Kinnaird; Gary and Betsy Jenkins; Carla and Jeff Meberg; Tiare and Patrick Meegan;
Emil and Michele Monda; Louis and Laura Rohl; Herb and Earlene Seymour; Rick Balzer; and anonymous donors.
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