Second Nature: Four Early San Diego Landscape Painters
Author: Martin E. Petersen
Catalog of an exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art, June 1 – August 18, 1991.
Publisher: San Diego Museum of Art and Prestel-Verlag, Munich, 1991
The catalogue of an exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art, June 1 – August 18, 1991. Ninety-nine works by four San Diego landscape painters — Charles Arthur Fries (1854-1940), Maurice Braun (1877-1941), Alfred R. Mitchell (1888-1972), and Charles Reiffel (1862-1942) — are described and illustrated in color with an additional 33 illustrations in black and white.
Landscape painting, it would seem, has had the longest run as subject matter in the annals of American art history, preferred by artist and patron. Today, works by these Southern California painters are eagerly sought and collected, and admired from coast to coast.