Mabel George Haig became a founding member of the Whittier Art association in 1934. She served as Association President, 1938-39, during the building and grand opening of the Whittier Art Gallery.
Progressive Art Center artists from Laguna exhibit modern paintings. Bordone masterpiece exhibited along side “modern” artwork.
Visitors from London and eight states come to view the 400 year old Renaissance painting by Paris Bordone.
Painting of Renaissance painter, Paris Bordone, is displayed at the Whittier Art Gallery. The painting is valued at $125,000.
Art critic, Philip A. Ramus, the fine arts connoisseur of London and Hollywood, will speak about the Paris Bordone painting.
Paul Landacre, nationally recognized wood engraver exhibits at the Whittier Art Gallery.
The prints in the exhibit were formerly shown in the British Museum in London, and the Metropolitan Art Galleries in New York. A program was provided by Raymond and Raymond art galleries (Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood).
Helen Smith exhibits oil and water color paintings. Artist Larkin Vaught becomes gallery custodian (desk person) who helps visitors learn about the artwork on display.
“Resplendent with lights, lovely flowers and the paintings of noted artists, the Whittier Art Association’s new galleries at the corner of South Painter Avenue and Mooreland Drive, presented a colorful scene last night at the opening reception, which was attended by two hundred members of the organization and […]
“All is in readiness for the opening tonight at 8 o’clock of the galleries of the Whittier Art Association, South Painter Avenue and Moorland Drive. Members of the organization, aided by loyal friends, have labored months towards this achievement.”