Hanson Puthuff 1875 – 1972: California Colors
Authors: Wesley Jessup (Author), Hanson Puthuff (Illustrator), and Jean Stern (Author)
Publication: Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA, exhibition catalogue, 2006
Hanson Puthuff stands apart from his colleagues through the consistency of his work and his unusually brilliant exploration of color. The group of paintings assembled for this exhibition and published in this catalog commemorates Puthuff’s creative genius and life. In addition to bringing 27 of the best examples of his work together, this exhibition includes photographs and other possessions from his estate. Puthuff’s autobiography is also included in this catalog, an autobiography that he self-published in a small edition and which has been out of print for decades. Documenting Puthuff’s first solo museum exhibition, this catalog is an invaluable testimonial, providing scholarly prospective and context to his work.