A SUMMER IDYLL: Picturesque Views of California is a glorious celebration of summer in the Golden State that combines works by California artists, contemporary and historic, painted over the last one hundred years.
Among the historic artists in the exhibition, is an important painting by Joseph Kleitsch (1882-1931) entitled Red and Green, which shows the artist’s wife, Edna, and a friend strolling through the gardens of the Mission San Juan Capistrano. The painting is set in late afternoon with the golden glow of the sun casting a deep shadow in the immediate foreground. Also on display is a wonderful watercolor painting by Emil Kosa (1903-1968) entitled Lunch in the Park, which shows a family’s summer outing beneath the dappled shade of a grove of tall, elegant trees. There will also be works by Guy Rose (1867-1925), Donna Schuster (1883-1953), George Gardner Symons (1863-1930), Sam Hyde Harris (1889-1977) and several other historic masters.
In recognition of the thriving school of contemporary landscape painters, several works arre included by noted plein air painters working throughout the United States. These include John Cosby, Jim McVicker, Jesse Powell, Bryan Mark Taylor, Mian Situ, Steven Mirich, Rita Pacheco and West Fraser, among others.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website