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Benjamin Chambers Brown
October 10, 2007 - January 6, 2008
The second in the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) California Colors series, this exhibition features a selection of vibrant Impressionist paintings by Benjamin Chambers Brown (1865-1942), a plein air painter who was one of the first artists to settle and paint in Pasadena. This will be a rare opportunity to view highlights of Brown's work from private and museum collections. A full-color exhibition catalog is planned, featuring new scholarship on the artist by Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum, Scott A. Shields, Ph.D and an introduction by Executive Director of the Irvine Museum, Jean Stern.
Wall text from the exhibition
Also on exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art starting October 10, 2007 are Beyond Ultraman: Seven Artists Explore the Vinyl Frontier and Jess: To and From the Printed page.
(above: Benjamin Chambers Brown (1865-1942), California Poppies, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches. Collection of Allan and Susan Asselstine, Courtesy of Josh Hardy Galleries, LLC, )
(above: Benjamin Chambers Brown (1865-1942), Palisades Glacier,
Big Pine Canyon, High Sierras, California, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches.
Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art, gift of Howell C. Brown, brother
of artist, in memory of Mrs. Fenyes, mother of Mrs. Thomas Curtain, 1946
Edan Milton Hughes says of the artist in Artists in California 1786 - 1940:
The California Art Club, established in 1909, says on its website that Brown was the 3rd California Art Club president from 1915 to 1916.
From October 15, 2006 to January 7, 2007.the Pasadena Museum of California Art exhibited California Colors: Hanson Puthuff, an intimate look at Hanson Puthuff (1875-1972), an American Impressionist who painted primarily in California. California Colors wss organized by the PMCA. The exhibition showcaed a selection of Puthuff's best work found in private Southern California collections, and was the inaugural show for a new monographic series at the PMCA focusing on different plein air artists.
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