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In recent years, the richly colored, exuberantly painted canvases by artists such as Franz Bischoff, Alson Clark, Joseph Raphael, Guy Rose, and William Wendt have attracted an expanding circle of admirers all across the country. In addition to the work of these established West Coast masters, many less-known California Impressionists are presented here, including John Fros ...more
Hardcover, 284 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Abbeville Press
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Aug 25, 2013 Miriam rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Miriam by: Art historians with an interest in Impressionism
This seemed like a pretty thorough, although not all-encompassing, volume. I'm sure Gerdts put a lot of work into it and I appreciated that he seemed passionate about the quality of California Impressionism and how it deserves to be better know. There are two reasons I'm not rating the book higher: first, the writing style is not very interesting. There is a lot of text and not much effort made to make it skimmable or front load important information, so I ended up skipping a lot because I am mo ...more