February 12-13, 2011
San Francisco History Exhibition at the Old Mint

San Francisco, CA



In this first series of paintings which depict San Francisco in 1850-51, the meticuluously-researched details of the time and place are assembled to reveal imagined scenes. Though the basis for the series relied heavily on the historical record, the individual paintings fill in the gaps and resuscitate a lost but vital chapter of our history. [...]    More


To create these scenes of California as it was during the early years of the Gold Rush, the best resources were not the few photographs remaining in existence, but the first-hand written and pictorial accounts of the first California pioneers. A wealth and variety of information lies in the letters, sketches, maps, drawings, and reports of those who were compelled to [...]    More

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