San Diego Painters
In the late 1800s and early 1900s San Diego experienced a renaissance in landscape painting. Inspired by the wash of colors, the rugged landscapes, and intricate textures, artists of the Plein Air, or outdoor school, used San Diego's canyons and other local landscapes as a seemingly endless source of creativity. A quick list of well known artists from that period include: Anni Von Westrum Baldaugh (1881 - 1953), Maurice Braun (1877 - 1941), Charles A. Fries (1854 - 1940), Alice E. Klauber (1871 - 1951), and Alfred R Mitchell (1888 - 1972).
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Below are some examples of local artist's works and some links for additional information. Click on an image to enlarge it.
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These first three paintings are
by Maurice Braun.
To see more of his paintings or learn more about Maurice Braun, go
Charles A. Fries
To see more of his paintings or learn more about Charles A. Fries,
go to: http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/2001-3/imagesfries.htm
Alfred R Mitchell
To see more of his paintings or learn more about Alfred R Mitchell,
go to: http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/2001-3/imagesmitchell.htm