Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, 12″ x 16″, Oil on panel, © Eric Merrell These paintings will be exhibited along with a few more of mine at American Legacy Fine Arts (ALFA) in Pasadena, CA, as part of the exhibit “Eclectic L.A. – Four Perspectives.” One of the fascinating parts of Los Angeles is it’s … Continue reading Eclectic L.A. – Four Perspectives
Joshua Tree Nocturne, 30″ x 30″, Oil on canvas mounted on panel, © Eric Merrell SAVING PARADISE: The Symbiosis of Landscape Painting and Environmental Awareness March 8 – May 6, 2012 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), Barnsdall Park 4804 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 Conversations with CAC Artists: Friday, March 23, 7 – … Continue reading CAC Returns to Barnsdall Park
Since so much has already been written about Siqueiros’ work and politics, I wanted to focus specifically on his activities and the people he worked with during his brief time in Los Angeles. So below is the Director’s Cut of my article that will appear in the Spring 2010 Issue of the California Art Club … Continue reading Siqueiros in Los Angeles and His Collaborations with the California Art Club
Along with painting I like to write about some of the lesser known stories in California’s art history. This will be published in the upcoming Winter 2010 issue of the California Art Club Newsletter. Some of the many famous names you’ll encounter include illustrator Dean Cornwell, oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, conductor Leopold Stokowski, physicist Albert … Continue reading California Art Club in Search of a Home: The Hollyhock Years, 1927-1942
One Hundred Years! It’s an amazing feat for any group, let alone an art club where the demands of the career as well as individual temperaments generally keep members working in isolation. Today marks the Centennial of the California Art Club. The founding of the club was first reported by Antony E. Anderson in the … Continue reading Happy 100th Birthday CAC!
This is the second cover article I’ve written for the California Art Club Newsletter (the first being my interview of Evelyn Payne Hatcher in June 2001, daughter of Edgar and Elsie Payne). Thanks to Peter and Elaine Adams, and Jean Stern of the Irvine Museum for their help and contributions in writing this. Disclaimer: I’ve … Continue reading Birth of the California Art Club: Its Founding and First Annual Exhibition