Camp Near Brawley

Millard Sheets, American, 1907 - 1989

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1938

Transparent watercolor over charcoal indications on very heavy wove [Arches] paper

Image: 16 x 22 3/4 in. (40.64 x 57.785 cm)

Frame: 23 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. (59.69 x 77.47 cm)

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

2007.6.12

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, lower left, in graphite: Millard Sheets; numbered, lower right corner: II WATERMARK: Embossed oval watermark: VERITABLE PAPER / FIN; also ARCHES / FRANCE

Course History

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

Millard Sheets: The Early Years 1920-1940, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, California, February 14-May 30, 2010.

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.

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.

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. 10, fig. 18.

Publication History

Gordon T. McClelland, Millard Sheets: The Early Years (1926-1944), Newport Beach, California: The California Regionalist Art: Information Center, 2010, p. 122-123, ill. p. 123.

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. 126.

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. 125.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, p. 42, no. 5.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 147, no. 119.

"Migratory Labor: A Social Problem." Fortune Magazine. Volume XIX, Number 4, April 1939: Pg. 95.

Provenance

Stary-Sheets Fine Art, Laguna Beach, California; sold to Philip H. Greene (1925-2014), February 22, 1998; given to present collection, 2007.

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