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Artists to Watch - our picks for today's rising stars
As seen in Southwest Art Magazine - August 2008

Liliana Simanton
Born in Argentina, landscape painter Liliana Simanton grew up in a home where interest in arts was encouraged and nourished. Simanton's father, a commercial illustrator, spent long hours at his drafting table, she recalls, while her brother perfected the skills that would lead to a career as a well-known sculptor. Please click here for complete article.
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California, Seen: Landscapes of a Changing California, 1930 – 1960

September 26, 2008 – January 11, 2009

Long Beach Museum of Art (
The exhibition examines the important California Scene painting movement through a selection of paintings and works on paper depicting the rural, urban, and changing landscape of California by such featured artists as Phil Dike, Millard Sheets, Rex Brandt, Leon Amyx, Charles Keck, Loren Roberta Barton, and Leonard Cutrow among others. To provide context, a selection of American Midwestern and New York regionalists’ prints and drawings from the Museum’s permanent collection will augment the exhibition. These include works by Thomas Hart Benton and John Stuart Curry. In contrast, the vibrant watercolors of the California Scene painters reflected the radiant climate and the energy of the rapid growth of California at the time. While frequently confronting the heady issues of social realism, urbanism and industrialization, California Scene painters generally portrayed their environment as fresh, energetic bastions of natural beauty and American ingenuity.

Leonard Cutrow, The Gravel Pit, 1950, Watercolor on paper
Long Beach Museum of Art
Gift of Alland Cutrow and Robert Cutrow

Charles Keck, Bean Hopper, n.d., Watercolor on paper
Long Beach Museum of Art
Purchased by the 2007 Collectors Circle with additional funds provided by Long Beach BMW


California Scene painter catalogs available at California Art Gallery:
Robert Caples "Robert Caples, Watercolors & Oils"
Charles Keck "Paintings from the 40's and 50's"
Leon Amyx "Painter of the Salinas Valley" 1940's watercolors
George Gibson, N.A., "California Scene Painter"
California Scene Painters "Watercolors 1925 - 1955"

Each catalog is $10.00 plus postage.

We are always actively purchasing and selling early California art. Please feel free to contact us regarding any early California paintings that you are interested in selling.

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