Maurice Braun, “The Land of Sunshine,” n.d., oil on canvas, 50 x 70 inches

This California Institution recently announced that they will soon be showing a stellar selection of 25 major California Impressionist works from the prominent collection of Peter and Gail Ochs.

Including highlights by such luminaries as William Wendt and Maurice Braun, the California Impressionist collection of Peter and Gail Ochs is world-class. On November 3, Casa Romantica in San Clemente, California, will open “I Love You, California” an exhibition of 25 major works from the collection. Works from the collection have been loaned to institutions across the Golden State and around the country, making the grouping in “I Love You, California” extraordinary.

Maurice Braun, “The Land of Sunshine,” n.d., oil on canvas, 50 x 70 inches
Franz A. Bischoff, “Autumn Moods,” n.d., oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches

Among others, represented artists include Franz A. Bischoff, Maurice Braun, Colin Campbell Cooper, Frank William Cuprien, John Marshall Gamble, Joseph Kleitsch, Jean Mannheim, Edgar Alwin Payne, Granville Redmond, Elmer Wachtel, and William Wendt.

“I Love You, California” will continue through February 18. To learn more, visit Casa Romantica.

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Andrew Webster
Andrew, who worked for Streamline Publishing as an editor and more, graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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