The Jonathan Art Foundation has just completed its inaugural online auction! Our “Celebration of California” Gala Dinner was cancelled at the last minute due to the pandemic, so we have created our first ever online auction to replace it. We are very grateful to all of you to have participated either by bidding, donating, or just browsing the items. These funds will help us continue our mission to collect, conserve, and share important works of California art.
JAF is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Poppies and Lupines, (1912) by John Marshall Gamble (1863-1957). Gamble was a giant among the early California Impressionists, and adding this artist to our collection is an important step toward establishing one of the finest plein air collections on the West Coast. This purchase would not have been accomplished without major contributions from friends of the Jonathan Art Foundation.
This year the Jonathan Club kindly lent one of its most treasured paintings from its collection, California Landscape--Oaks and Meadow, to the exhibition "Granville Redmond: The Eloquent Palette" at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. The show has since traveled to the Laguna Art Museum, where it is currently on display through November 15.
This painting was exhibited in the highly selective Louisiana Purchase exhibition at St. Louis in 1904. The following year the Club, under the leadership of then-president Henry Huntington, purchased the painting--quite likely from the artist himself.