Northern California Nature Garden, c. 1925.

Museum Collections

Union Hall Theater Curtain

Union Hall Theater Curtain, commissioned by the Union Hotel in Sonoma in 1907. On display at the Depot Park Museum in Sonoma, California.

Sonoma Mission Roof Tile

Sonoma Mission Roof Tile, painted on a roof tile salvaged from the mission after the 1906 earthquake. Commissioned by Louisa Vallejo (Mrs. L.V. Emparan), General Mariano Vallejo’s daughter. It is on display in the Swiss Chalet on the grounds of the Sonoma State Historic Park in Sonoma, adjacent to the Sonoma Mission.

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Tilden Daken (1876-1935) is best known as a California Impressionist.  As a child, he developed a passion for nature, classical music, and painting in the backwoods. By his teens, he was a fresco and mural painter in San Francisco. He painted over 4,000 landscapes en plein air, directly from nature to capture the light of the day from dawn until dusk. He also painted in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Mexico, Baja, Hawaii, the South Seas, and parts of the East Coast.