“California Landscape Painting: The Stephen B. Chase Collection” is part of a permanent art collection currently on exhibition in the Chase Administration Building at The Living Desert, a unique zoo and botanical garden. Forty-nine paintings are represented by twenty-two artists, some among California's greatest. In southern California, landscape painting was an especially popular subject, with many artists painting plein air, or out of doors, to best capture the bright, buoyant and fleeting quality of the light. Artists known for plein air painting represented in this collection include Granville Redmond, Marion Kavanagh Wachtel, William Wendt, Franz A. Bischoff, Edgar Payne, Jean Mannheim and Maurice Braun, among others. Of the paintings in this collection, 14 depict Coachella Valley scenes.
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The Living Desert - Plein Air Art Collection
Address 47900 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Guest Hours Open daily through September 30 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with last admission at 1 p.m. and October 1 to May 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admission at 4 p.m.
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