Jack Wisby:  - Historical Landscape Paintings of Marin County

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Jack Wisby:

Historical Landscape Paintings of Marin County

September 25 - November 14, 2021


Curated by Alfred Harrison and Elia Haworth

Jack Wisby (1869-1940) painted evocative scenes celebrating the beauty and diversity of Marin County’s landscape. He immigrated to San Francisco from England in 1890, and lived in many parts of Marin, including Bolinas where he and his wife built a home in 1915, with panoramic views of the coastline. A prolific and accomplished artist, Wisby’s artworks are both a pleasure to the eye and a fascinating window into the region’s past. This exhibition is co-curated by Bolinas Museum Curator of Coastal Marin Art and History Elia Haworth and Alfred Harrison, a foremost expert on early Bay Area California art. The handsome book by Harrison that accompanies the exhibition clarifies historic facts and illuminates insights into Wisby’s life, inspirations, and passion for landscape painting.

This exhibition is co-curated by Bolinas Museum Curator of Coastal Marin Art and History Elia Haworth and Alfred Harrison, owner of North Point Gallery and one of the Bay Area’s foremost experts on early Bay Area California paintings. The handsome catalog by Harrison that accompanies the exhibition clarifies historic facts and illuminates insights into Wisby’s life, his inspirations and his passion for landscape painting.