ARKELLAN, M: Tropical Scenes By the 19th Century Painters of California

Arkellan, Marjorie. Tropical Scenes By the 19th Century Painters of California. The Oakland Museum, 1971. Unmarked. Edge wear and some wear on the oval cut-out on the cover. Good. Paperback. (#30696) $16.00

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Cut-out reveals Norton Bush painting, Rio Benaventura.

Catalog of an exhibition held at the Oakland Museum, Oct. 5-Nov. 14, 1971, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Dec. 7, 1971-Jan. 23, 1972, and the E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, Feb. 19-Mar. 19, 1972. 50p. 7 color and 16 black-and-white plates.

Three-page essay “California and the Tropical Memory” and biographies by Marjorie Arkelian. Lists 40 works by 19 artists.

Artists include Fortunato Arriola, Albert Bierstadt, Edwin Deakin, Thomas Moran, Jules Tavernier, and others.

Lain in March ’72 calendar for The Oakland Museum.

SERVIS, NM: Local Bay Area Ceramics Treasures

Servis, Nancy M. Local Bay Area Ceramics Treasures. Berkeley Art Center, 2012. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30693) $40.00

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Catalog for September 22 through November 18, 2012. Beautifully illustrated. Essay by Nancy M. Servis. Introduction by Richard Whittaker.

Artists: Clayton Bailey, Viola Frey, Ted Fullwood, Jon Gariepy, Mary Law, Annabeth Rosen, Nancy Selvin, Richard Shaw, Sandy Simon, John Toki, and Wanxin Zhang. Bibliography. Exhibition Checklist. 48p.

BROWN, C: On Painting The Work of Elmer Bischoff and Joan Brown.

Book cover. On Painting The Work of Elmer Bischoff and Joan BrownBrown, Christopher; Simpson, David and Kenneth Baker. On Painting The Work of Elmer Bischoff and Joan Brown. University of California. University Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, 1992. Unmarked text. Printed paper dust jacket on this paperback volume. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Paperback. (#30675) $24.00

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Introduction by Kenneth Baker. Essays by Christopher Brown and David Simpson. Exhibition catalog (October 7 through December 27, 1992) with 20 color plates. 2 B/W photographs. Bibliography. Chronology. 48p.

Bischoff was part of the post-World War II generation of artists who started as abstract painters and found their way back to figurative art.

Joan Brown, one of his students, was a notable member of the “second generation” of the Bay Area Figurative Movement.