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Picturing a World

Monterey Peninsula Art Colony

Monterey was not one of the summer artists’ colonies that I had studied when news of a 2006 exhibition, Artists at Continent’s End: The Monterey Peninsula Art Colony, 1875-1907, set me wondering whether Jeanette might go there at some point in her life. I have a brother in the San Francisco Bay Area, which makes research doubly inviting if I decide to send her there—or she decides to go! Just in case, I bought the catalogue.

Another book, A Bohemian Life: Evelyn McCormick, American Impressionist (1862–1948), focuses on today's artist Evelyn McCormick and other women at the Monterey Peninsula colony. For more about the book and additional images of McCormack’s work, click here. I admit I haven't read it yet. If anyone has, please tell us what you think in a comment.

NB: This image of McCormack’s Boats compared to the previous Winslow Homer watercolor helps demonstrate how a gold frame affects the viewer’s perception of a picture.
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