San Francisco and Thereabout

Paperback | May 13, 2012

byCharles Augustus Keeler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...but anything really good awakens the old response. The long lines of people standing for hours in the rain to gain admission to the galleries for a Wagner opera or an Irving play are sufficient index. Two new theatres are to be erected in the immediate future which will add greatly to the dramatic possibilities of the city. Cheap opera, both light and grand, for which we are indebted to the German residents, is a constant feature of the theatrical world in San Francisco. Although the city has been for years a center for artists, sending forth many painters of distinction and better still keeping a few at home, it has no art gallery save the collection in the Mark Hopkins School of Art. Here are some admirable works, but the building is peculiarly ill adapted for displaying them. Paintings by many of the famous European masters are owned in San Francisco, and at occasional loan exhibitions are publicly displayed. Of local painters William Keith stands alone in his art as a master of landscape. Such poetry of field and grove, of mountain and forest, of moving clouds and breaking sunshine, has made his work loved more deeply than widely by all who know California and appreciate the great earth mother. Some day the East will awaken to the fact that the greatest of American landscape painters has been working away on the Pacific shore all these years, and then he will be "discovered." The work of Thomas Hill in portraying the larger scenes of California, especially of the high Sierra Nevada Mountains, has given him a national reputation. In portraiture, the tender feeling, the warm coloring and free handling of mother and child pictures has won a circle of enthusiastic admirers for Mary Curtis Richardson. The moonlight scenes of Charles Rollo Peters, t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...but anything really good awakens the old response. The long lines of people standing for hours in the rain to gain admission to ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217550967

ISBN - 13:9780217550963

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