The Irvine Museum

Irvine, CA

(949) 476-2565


Painting Partners

June 25 through September 19, 1998



For summer, 1998, The Irvine Museum will display an interesting selection of California paintings that examines the close relationships that exists among artists. These relationships may be direct, as in husband and wife teams such as Edgar Payne (1883-1947) and Elsie Palmer Payne (1884-1971), Elmer Wachtel (1864-1929) and Marion Kavanagh Wachtel (1876-1954), or Edouard Vysekal (1890-1939) and Luvena Buchanan Vysekal (1873-1954). Other relationships reflect parent and child, such as Elanor Colburn(1866-1939) and her daughter Ruth Peabody (1898-1966). The greatest relationships, however, are those between close friends. Among the many pairings of painting partners are Hanson Puthuff (1875-1972) and Sam Hyde Harris (1889-1977), who were lifelong friends and frequently accompanied each other on painting trips. Likewise, the bond between Guy Rose (1867-1925) and John Frost (1890-1937) has often been compared to that of uncle and nephew.

Above left: Long Lake, Sierra Nevada, Marion Wachtel, oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches; Right: Convict Lake, Elmer Waxhtel, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

The Irvine Museum is located at 18881 Von Karman Avenue, 12th Floor, in Irvine, California. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The museum is always closed on Sundays and Mondays. Admission to the museum is free and the museum provides parking validation. Ample public parking is available in the parking structure located next to our building.

For directions to the museum, please call the 24-hour recorded information line at (949) 476-2565.

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