California Art History

with an emphasis on representational art



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic California Art History, one of TFAO's most developed topics.

Articles and essays specific to California Art History published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed first. Following the links to Resource Library articles and essays are a listing of museums in the state which have provided materials to Resource Library for this or any other topic.

Links to online resources outside the TFAO website are listed after museums.. Following these resources is information about offline resources including DVDs, paper-printed books, journals and articles. Our goal is to present comprehensive knowledge relating to this section of Topics in American Art.

We recommend that researchers always search within Resource Library for additional material. Please see TFAO's page How to research topics not listed for more information.


(above: Jean Mannheim (1861-1945), A Lonely Tea Party, c.1916, oil on canvasboard, Collection of Stephen P. Diamond, M.D. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons**)



click here to view texts contained in Resource Library by named authors listed by author name in alphabetical order

click here to view other articles contained in Resource Library in alphabetical order

click here for many other online resources

click here for a list of museums and other non-profit sources of Resource Library articles and essays

click here for online videos and audio files

click here for a list of books in print

click here for a list of paper-printed articles

click here for Videos in DVD or VHS format

Also see TFAO's topics: California Artists: 19th-21st Century, California Impressionism and California Regionalism and California School of Painters


(above: Granville Richard Seymor Redmond, A Field of California Poppies, 1911, oil on canvas, 26 x 36 inches, Private Collection, Northern California (by family descent to present owner), Bonhams. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


(above: Thomas Hill, Great Canyon of the Sierra, Yosemite, 1872. Crocker Art Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


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TFAO's Distinguished Artists catalogue provides online access to biographical information for artists associated with California. Also, Search Resource Library for online articles and essays concerning both individual artists associated with this state's history and the history of art centers and museums in California.

Links to sources of information outside of our web site are provided only as referrals for your further consideration. Please use due diligence in judging the quality of information contained in these and all other web sites. Information from linked sources may be inaccurate or out of date. TFAO neither recommends or endorses these referenced organizations. Although TFAO includes links to other web sites, it takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, nor exerts any editorial or other control over them. For more information on evaluating web pages see TFAO's General Resources section in Online Resources for Collectors and Students of Art History.


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