CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2008 |
Milford Zornes, a watercolorist who traveled the world for his art but is best known for the everyday scenes of Southern California he painted starting in the 1930s, died Sunday at his home in Claremont. He was 100. Zornes, who taught art for many years in California and Utah, died from complications of congestive heart failure, his daughter, Maria Baker, said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2010 |
Henry Fukuhara, a California watercolorist and teacher who attracted many of the field's most accomplished artists to annual painting workshops at the Manzanar relocation camp in Owens Valley, where he and thousands of other Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II, died of natural causes Jan. 31 at a nursing home in Yorba Linda, according to his grandson, Paul Niwa. He was 96. A retired flower grower and wholesaler who did not begin painting in earnest until he was nearly 60, Fukuhara was known for energetic, abstract paintings, particularly of Manzanar and Santa Monica, where he grew up. "Henry had such a unique style, so different from most plein-air artists," said Bill Anderson, whose Sunset Beach gallery represented Fukuhara.
March 8, 2001
SUNSET BEACH Noon-4pm Art A founder of the California Regional art movement of the 1930s and '40s, painter Milford Zornes will be on exhibit at the Anderson Art Gallery. Zornes, 93, was an artist for the military in World War II and a muralist for the Works Project Administration. He also was an artist for Disney. His watercolors, oils, drawings and printmaking are part of the "Symbols of Nature" exhibit. * "Symbols of Nature," Anderson Art Gallery, 16812 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach.
April 27, 1990 |
The Laguna Art Museum has acquired seven new works for its permanent collection, including "Jerry Can Standard," a mixed-media piece by Edward Kienholtz, and Ilene Segalove's photographic piece "Fishy Date." The Kienholtz is a gift from several donors; the Segalove has been donated by the artist. A retrospective of Segalove's work, organized by the museum, is currently on view.
January 3, 1998
Cathy Curtis' review ("Impression of Depression," Dec. 23) of the California watercolorists exhibit currently at the Orange County Museum of Art is one of her usual diatribes. Anything that is not "cutting edge" is of no value to Ms. Curtis. She totally overlooks the significance and contribution of these California artists. Some of them, namely Milford Zornes and Rex Brandt, continue to paint and to evolve while in their 80s. Isn't it interesting that she finds Millard Sheets' "Beer for Prosperity" lacking in moody vision?