1540 South Coast Highway
Second Gallery Located at The Montage Resort & Spa Laguna Beach, CA
Laguna Beach,CA 92651
Tel: (949) 497-3356
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For over thirty years, The Redfern Gallery has specialized in important historical paintings by American Artists, concentrating on the California School. We exhibit and offer for sale museum quality paintings from the late 19th to early 20th century. Since 1976, The Redfern Gallery is proud to have assisted The Irvine Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Oakland Museum, Fleischer Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art in locating major works of art to be included in historical exhibitions pertaining to California Impressionism. In addition, The Redfern Gallery is a long term member of The Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA).
Ray Redfern, Owner
Roberta Haltom, Director
Maurice BraunBiography of the Artist
(1877 - 1941)
Eucalyptus & Hills Riverside, CA
Oil on canvas
24 x 20 inches
(1877 - 1941)
The most celebrated of the early San Diego artists, Maurice Braun studied at the Academy of Design in New York and for one year with William Merritt Chase. In 1909, feeling limited by the traditions of Academic and portrait painting in which he was trained and was practicing, he headed west to try his hand at painting the California landscape. Braun was deeply inspired by the scenery of the Pacific Coast and used delicate, feathery brushwork and soft hues to replicate the sun-drenched light and color he was so taken with in California. Braun instituted the San Diego Academy of Art and served as its director for many years, and in 1929 co-founded the Contemporary Artists of San Diego. The artist was not only instrumental in the establishment of California’s southernmost art colony; he maintained studios in New York City, Silvermine, and Old Lyme, Connecticut, and was also active in art circles in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Works Held: Bloomington Art Association, Illinois; Houston Art Museum; San Diego Museum of Art; San Diego Fine Arts Gallery; Public Collections of Riverside and San Bernardino, California; Phoenix Municipal Collection; Los Angeles Women’s Athletic Club; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Theosophy Center, Pasadena, California; Laguna Art Museum; Wichita, Art Association, Kansas; San Antonio Art Association; The Fleischer Museum, Scottsdale, Arizona; The Irvine Museum, Irvine, California.