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Bay Area Figurative Art

Beauty Fierce as Stars*, Groundbreaking Women Painters 1950s and Beyond at Mythos Fine Art & Artifacts

John Seed | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
John Seed

2014-05-21-johnseedimagepaint.jpg At Mythos Fine Art & Artifacts in Berkeley, co-curators Karen Zullo Sherr and Sue Steel are presenting the first of two exhibitions showcasing the works of women painters who were active in the Bay Area art scene of the 1950s.

Jennifer Pochinski at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

John Seed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Jennifer Pochinski is a Sacramento based painter who paints in a big, generous style. Although she is a representational artist, Jennifer works like an Abstract Expressionist, often covering an entire canvas in a single day.

Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years

Terence Clarke | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Terence Clarke

Those of us who live in California know quite a lot about Richard Diebenkorn. One of the great American artists of the 20th century, Diebenkorn is noted for, among other things, his long sojourns in Berkeley and Santa Monica.

Thomas Williams: Bringing Bay Area Art to London

John Seed | Posted 08.08.2013 | Arts
John Seed

London-based art dealer Thomas Williams has managed to pull of quite a coup. He has orchestrated Britain's first ever group exhibition of postwar San Francisco Bay Area art: "The Bay Area School: Californian Artists from the 1940s, 1950s & 1960s."

Remembering William Theophilus Brown (1919-2012)

John Seed | Posted 06.19.2012 | Arts
John Seed

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Legacy in Continuum: Bay Area Figuration

John Seed | Posted 05.27.2012 | San Francisco
John Seed

Legacy in Continuum: Bay Area Figuration honors and celebrates a way of thinking about painting that continues to touch a new generation of artists.

Joan Brown (1938-1990): Towards Unexpected Joy

John Seed | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home
John Seed

Jodi Throckmorton, an Associate Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art, and the organizer of "This Kind of Bird Flies Backward: Paintings by Joan Brown," says that Brown was a strong, original individual who avoided ideology. Although often seen as a feminist, Brown's life and art fall into a kind of "grey area of feminism" according to Throckmorton.

Edith Park Truesdell: David Park's Mentor and Ally

John Seed | Posted 07.28.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Edith Truesdell was an accomplished artist whose art and presence affected the course of her nephew's development profoundly. Truesdell and Park were kindred spirits, and the shared qualities of their art emanated from deep familial and artistic connections.

A David Park Drawing: A Gift

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

There was a time that works by David Park were given as gifts, sent in rumpled manila envelopes or wrapped in brown paper, tied in string. In years since, original works by Park have sold for $2.7 million.