UCSD Art Historian to Present Paintings at OMA

    UCSD professor emeritus of American comparative literature
    Bram Dijkstra, a nationally recognized art historian, will speak April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Oceanside Museum of Art on a new
    exhibit that highlights some of the finest work of San
    Diego
    painters.

    Dijkstra’s show, entitled “Masterpieces of San Diego
    Painting: Fifty Works from Fifty Years, 1900-1950,” features masterpieces from
    private collections and museums, including the celebrated plein air painters of
    San Diego such as Maurice Braun, Charles Fries, Alfred Mitchell and Charles
    Reiffel, as well as heralded San Diego modernists, including Belle Baranceanu,
    Dan Dickey and Ethel Greene.

    “As the works in this exhibition demonstrate, during the
    first few decades of the last century the features of the local landscape Braun
    had enumerated with such enthusiasm, indeed lured numerous artists into
    producing some of their finest work,” Dijkstra said. “Thus, throughout the ‘20s
    and even during the early ‘30s, the most visible presence in the San
    Diego
    art world would continue to be the landscape
    painters who were closely connected with what has since become known as
    California Impressionism.”

    Dijkstra has also written a 140-page catalogue to accompany
    the exhibit, which closes June 29,
    2008
    .

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