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El Camino de Oro

Alice Coutts (1880-1973)
Indian Girl with Cat and Dog, c.1915
Oil on canvas
12 x 10 inches

A Journey Through Early California Starting with the earliest habitation of Native Americans in the Western Hemisphere, some 20,000 years ago, to the Gold Rush of 1849, much of the story of California was chronicled in historical paintings. In this exhibit, the period between 1890 to 1930, is illustrated by the landscape paintings of California Impressionists showing the region before the growth and development that we see today.

Suggested Books

  • California, This Golden Land of Promise
  • Romance of The Bells, The California Missions In Art
  • A California Woman's Story
  • Reflections of California

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