Painting the coast redwoods on the Russian River, Sonoma County.

Selected Early California Art and History Resources

www.askart.com

The Artists’ Bluebook is an online database containing over 200,000 artists worldwide (some information can be accessed without membership). Site offers artist biographies, auction records, and references to museum works, books, and periodicals. See listing for Tilden Daken.

www.edanhughes.com

For over 50 years, Edan Hughes has collected and researched the artists of early California. His book Artists in California, 1786—1940 (two volumes, 1,250 pages) contains biographies for 20,000 artists active in California before 1940. The site features Hughes’s online gallery, representing one of the largest personal collections of 18th-, 19th-, and early-20th-century California art. His paintings are available for purchase (including several by Tilden Daken).

www.CaliforniaArt.com

An informative site about pre-1945 California art, created by curator, writer, and California art historian Nancy Dustin Wall Moure. It contains lists and links to museums, publications, galleries, news, and events.

www.californiaartclub.com

Established in 1909, the California Art Club promotes fine arts in the fields of painting, drawing, and sculpture. The site highlights exhibitions, lectures, and publications related to art and artists of California, both past and present.

www.californiahistoricalsociety.org

The CHS holds one of the state’s richest collections of primary and secondary materials on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California. CHS publishes a quarterly journal and offers an active public program schedule, including exhibitions, lectures and other public events.

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Tilden Daken painting on the rim of the World, Lake Arrowhead, 1923.

Tilden Daken painting on the Rim of the World, Lake Arrowhead, 1923.

Tilden Daken painting on the lagoon at the Palace of Fine Arts during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915.

Tilden Daken painting on the lagoon at the Palace of Fine Arts during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915.