Estuary Dwellings
c. 1928
20 in HIGH x 16.5 in WIDE
(50.80 cm HIGH x 41.91 cm WIDE)
Gift of Donn Schroder

BL: Clapp
Verso TR: Estuary Dwellings
SFMMA. Ca. Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era. 1976. Flint Institute of the Arts. Art of the Twenties. 1978. Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento, Ca. From Exposition to Exposition. 1981. de Young. CA Colorists: Ptgs. of the Society o

Exhibition Label: "Scene in Oakland", Oakland Museum of California March 9 - August 25, 2002 2. William Clapp (1879-1986) Estuary Dwellings, c. 1928 Oil on wood panel Gift of Donn Schroder For many years Oakland's waterfront along the estuary was cluttered with dockside shacks and sheds where, among the pilings and piers, artists often found appealing subjects for their paintings. Canadian born William Clapp, one of the members of a group of Oakland artists who during the 1920s painted out of doors together calling themselves the Society of Six, executed this colorful estuary scene in his Impressionist inspired style. Clapp was also curator of Oakland Art Gallery (now the Oakland Museum of California) from 1916 to 1949.

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