California Coast

Rex Brandt, American, 1914 - 2000

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1936

Transparent watercolor over graphite indications on wove paper

Image: 13 3/4 × 20 5/8 in. (34.9 × 52.4 cm)

Sheet: 15 3/8 × 22 1/4 in. (39.1 × 56.5 cm)

Frame: 22 × 28 3/4 in. (55.9 × 73 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Philip H. Greene, in memory of his wife and co-collector, Marjorie B. Greene

2007.6.1

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, lower right: REX BRANDT; initialed, lower right margin: RB8; inscribed, on reverse, in artist's hand (?): painted Laguna Beach, Calif.-August 1936 "California Coast" / Catalogue of 2ndAnnual Watercolor Show-Oakland Art Gallery 1936

Exhibition History

Fourth Annual Exhibition: Water Colors, Pastels, Drawings, and Prints, Oakland Art Gallery, Municipal Auditorium, Oakland, CA, Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 1936, no. 28.

Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 11, 2008-January 4, 2009.

California Style: 1930s and 40s, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, August 21-Sept. 28, 1997; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, Dec. 13, 1997-March 22, 1998; Ventura Museum of History and Art, Ventura, CA, April 3-June 14, 1998. Catalogue by Sebastopol Center for the Arts and curator David Stary-Sheets, Sebastopol, CA: Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 1997, ill. in color, p. 16, fig. 35.

American Works on Paper to 1950: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-December 9, 2007.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Adventures in Aquarelle: The California Style in Review, 1930's-1980s, Cunningham Art Gallery, Bakersfield, CA, Sept. 7-Oct. 26, 1989. Brochure by Philip H. Greene and the Cunningham Art Gallery, printed by Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, 1989.

Publication History

Paul J. Karlstrom, The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, American Art Review, Volume XX, Number 6, Leawood, Kansas: American Arts Media, Inc., November-December, 2008, ill. p. 125.

Catalina E. Gorla, Coastline to Skyline: The Vitality of the "California Style", The Collegiate Journal of Art, Spring 2008, Volume IV, 2008, pp. 124-125, ill. p. 124.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, p. 40, no. 4.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 146, no. 118.

Provenance

Poulsen Galleries, Pasadena, California; sold to Philip H. Greene (1925-2014), August 17 1996; given to present collection, 2007.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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