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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Majestic Yosemite

Even before the land around Yosemite Valley became part of Yosemite National Park in 1890, the breathtaking views of this area captivated countless notable artists and writers.  This awe-inspiring region still attracts and energizes contemporary artists today as they follow in the footsteps of their predecessors.

The stunning waterfalls, majestic granite cliffs and scenic vistas were favorite subjects of famous 19th century landscape artist Thomas Hill. One of the most acclaimed painters in the history of American art, Hill is especially well known for his western landscapes and panoramic views of our National Parks.

Thomas Hill (1829 - 1908)
Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite

This painting by Thomas Hill, above, shows the iconic vista of towering "Bridalveil Fall". This is a Barbizon-style work, moving towards Impressionism.  The figure in the foreground adds additional interest to the composition and gives the viewer a sense of the grand scale of the imposing landscape.

Our next work, “Yosemite Rush” (Yosemite Falls), below, is by talented contemporary artist Cindy Baron. The viewer immediately feels the dynamic energy and force of the falling water in this unusual and striking close-up view of the quintessential landmark.

Cindy Baron (b. 1957)
Yosemite Rush (Yosemite Falls)
30 x 30 inches
Oil on board

Baron's paintings are nationally recognized and she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including both “Best in Show” and the “Irvine Museum Award of Excellence” at the 2018 Laguna Invitational.  She is a member of the historic California Art Club and is a signature member of the American Impressionist Society.  Click here for additional information and to view currently available works.

For pricing and additional details about these and other early and contemporary California paintings, please visit our website at www.kargesfineart.com call (800) 833-9185, email gallery@kargesfineart.com, or stop by our gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea at Dolores and Sixth Ave.

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