Hilbert Museum of California Art Launches With Collection of ‘California Scene’ Paintings

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Hilbert Museum of California Art Launches With Collection of California Scene Paintings

The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, in Orange, Calif., has been established with the generosity of Mark and Janet Hilbert, whose superlative collection focuses on the “California Scene” painting movement of roughly the 1920s through the 1970s and beyond. The Hilbert Collection – which includes oils, watercolors, sketches and lithographs of rural and urban scenes, coastal views, farms, ranches, freeways and landscapes of everyday life in the Golden State – is a significant repository of 20th-century representational art by California artists. Millard Sheets, “San Dimas Train Station,” 1933, is on view at the new Hilbert Museum of California Art.