CALIFORNIA IN THE 40s & 50s



Building a Train, 1949


Yosemite and the family car, 1949


Whittier, Summer 1949

This series of paintings is a remembrance of the world I grew up in.   Life went on at a different pace then but California was in a state of radical transition---transforming into the world we know today.   Many of the communities and most of the state were rural and agricultural.    Roads were narrower and slower; freeways and shopping malls were novel, few and far apart.   And while the automobile came out the winner; the human community and a certain quality of life have been sacrificed.   This is the world I knew.
 

 
THE RIDGE ROUTE (1010)
20" X 24"
BLOSSOMING ORCHARD (1124)
16" x 20"
DOWNTOWN (1218)
30" X 40"
THE POWER OF COMMERCE (1303)
30" X 40"
 
MIST TRAIL (1402)
30 1/4" x 22 1/2"
FARMHOUSE & TREES (1403)
20" x 24"
DELTA LANDSCAPE (1404)
20" x 24"
 

 

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