Northern California Nature Garden, c. 1925.

His Art

The High Sierra paintings

The Countryside paintings

The Redwoods paintings

The Marine Art paintings

The Key of Red paintings

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Tilden Daken, a decorator and fresco painter in his youth, is best known for his oils on canvas—landscapes painted en plein air, some more than a century ago, before development changed these lands forever, preserving memories of early California landscapes for generations to come. He painted over 4,000 landscapes, most directly from nature—to capture the light of the day from dawn until dusk. Known primarily as a California artist, he also painted in other parts of the United States and in Mexico, Baja California, Hawaii, and Alaska. He briefly painted in parts of Europe and Japan and possibly the South Sea Islands.