Art and the Panama-California Exposition

Paintings of the Panama-California Exposition:

Colin Campbell Cooper, Jr. (1856—1937) was an American Impressionist painter. He created several paintings of the Panama–California International Exposition in San Diego in 1916. At San Francisco’s Panama–Pacific International Exposition of 1915, he had won a Gold Medal for oil and a Silver Medal for watercolor.

Modern Art at the Exposition:

A modern art exhibit was on display in the Fine Arts Building during 1915 at the Panama-California Exposition. The exhibit included many impressionist works by artists dubbed members of the “Ash Can School.” The Exhibit was arranged by Alice Klauber and Robert Henri, under the direction of Edgar Lee Hewett. While not well-received by Exposition visitors, most of the artists are well-known names today. View Modern Art Exhibit catalogue

John Sloan

George Luks

George W. Bellows

Ernest Lawson

Robert Henri

Childe Hassam

Guy Pene du Bois

Maurice B. Prendergast

William Glackens

Joseph Henry Sharp

In 1916 The Netherlands Art Exhibit was moved from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition after that exposition had closed.

Modern Dutch Art by Iverson Harris, Jr., from Raja Yoga Messenger October 1916

A Ramble through the Exposition (Luxemburg, French, Italian art) by Iverson Harris, Jr., from Raja Yoga Messenger July 1916

Carlos Vierra, Painter of Mayan Cities by Wilmer B Shields, from El Museo V II, No. 2, Museum of Man, San Diego

Uxmaul by Carlos Vierra

Works of Art Relating to Ancient America in the California Building includes 1915 letter from Hewett to Marston, from Museum of Man