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Early California Painting - William A. Karges Fine Art

The Editorial Staff at William A. Karges Fine Art

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Welcome to the William A. Karges Early California Art Blog, where you'll be able to find information about Early California Paintings, including Museum Exhibitions, Current News, Events, and our gallery's new acquisitions of original paintings created between 1870 and 1940 by a wide variety of Early California Artists.

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Granville Redmond "Moonlit Pond" SOLD

Granville Redmond: Color and Silence

Posted: August 22, 2017 15:35

On March 9th, 1871, Charles and Elizabeth Redmond gave birth to healthy baby boy, whom they named Grenville Richard Seymour Redmond. Sadly – though perhaps from an art historical perspective, felicitously – young Grenville contracted scarlet fever at the age of two, rendering him completely and irreparably deaf. As a result, Redmond never developed the ability to speak. In 1874, the Redmond family moved to the Bay Area, eventually enrolling their son in the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley, one of the nation's most renowned institutions for the hearing impaired. Redmond...

Mary DeNeale Morgan (1868 - 1948) "Cypress Trees, Carmel" Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches AVAILABLE NOW

Early California Painters of the Monterey Peninsula

Posted: April 13, 2017 15:08

By Rob Pierce, Associate Director, William A. Karges Fine Art, Santa Monica Since the beginning of the 20th century, the climactic landscape of the Monterey Peninsula has attracted artists from around the world, eager to try their hand at capturing the spirit of the dramatic shoreline. Over the ensuing century, hundreds of artists produced thousands of works, each a unique interpretation of the region’s natural beauty. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the region was inundated with musicians, writers, painters and other artists who established an artist colony after...

Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel "Indian Summer" SOLD

The Secret Life of Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel

Posted: July 08, 2016 16:17

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” - Francis Bacon The curse of the art historian is to be forever asking questions. Where? When? How? But every so often (and generally at the most frustrating moment), we find ourselves faced with an informational hollow, a query to which there are no search results. Such it is with the enigmatic painter whom the world has come to know as Marion Kavanagh Wachtel. Records on the artist’s exhibition history, educational background, family, and ouvre are fairly extensive; information on her personal life, however, is not....

Jack Wilkinson Smith (1873 - 1949)"Autumn Morning"

FOUR REASONS WHY HISTORIC ART REMAINS IMPORTANT TO THE CALIFORNIA MARKET

Posted: May 25, 2016 17:50

FOUR REASONS WHY HISTORIC ART REMAINS IMPORTANT TO THE CALIFORNIA MARKET By William A. Karges Fine Art Editorial Staff What is it that has always attracted people to Early California painting? Works created during the period between 1870 and 1940 by artists such as Granville Redmond, Guy Rose, and William Ritschel continue to remain popular among people of all ages. With the current frenzy surrounding modern and contemporary art, why are collectors, museums and gallery visitors still so fascinated by this more traditional style of painting?   1) Traditional art is...

 

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