The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine

The Irvine Museum Collection consists of over fifteen hundred works of California Impressionism, commonly known as plein air art. Gifted to UCI in 2016, the Collection chronicles the history of California from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It consists of seminal works by California artists including William Ritschel, William Wendt, Anna Hills, Franz Bischoff, Alson Clark, Frank Cuprien, Arthur Mathews, Granville Redmond, Guy Rose, Donna Schuster, and many others, including contemporary plein air artists at work today.

The Irvine Museum was founded in 1992 by Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke, Joan Irvine Smith, and James Irvine Swinden.


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