Joseph Kleitch: A Kaleidescope of Color
Author: Patricia Trenton, Ph. D., with introduction by William Gerdts.
Publication: The Irvine Museum, Irvine, CA, 2007
The Hungarian-born artist Joseph Kleitsch (1882–1931) has been hailed as one of the outstanding California Impressionist painters of his time. His color-filled paintings bring to life the California of the 1920s, with its pristine environment and small-town character.
Patricia Trenton’s definitive study of Kleitsch’s art and life illustrates how this dynamic artist resisted easy categorization, as he gradually shifted from realism to abstraction, tonalism to Impressionism.