Santa Barbara Historical Museum’s “Luminescent Santa Barbara: Lockwood de Forest” Highlights Santa Barbara’s Landscape

Posted on Nov 9 by Seasons Intern

Santa Barbara was just as beautiful in the early 1900s as it is today. Santa Barbara Historical Museum‘s exhibit, Luminescent Santa Barbara: Lockwood de Forest, will showcase this, featuring landscape paintings of Santa Barbara by Lockwood de Forest, open now through March 2, 2014. 

Lockwood de Forest, N.A. (1850–1932), was born and raised in New York City and was encouraged to pursue the arts by his parents at a young age. In 1898, de Forest was accepted as a full member of the prestigious National Academy as a painter, exhibiting frequently at the Academy throughout his career. De Forest was an avid traveler, wandering throughout Europe, India and the East. He became fascinated by Indian architecture and decor, producing Indian furnishings with Louis Comfort Tiffany, an American artist and designer, in New York. In 1915, he settled permanently in Santa Barbara, favoring the comfortable climate and coastlines. He spent most of his time landscape painting until his death.

The exhibit is open to the public Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12–5 p.m. The Museum welcomes you to explore his work from its collection.

For more information, visit the website here or call 805/966-1601.

—Fanny Wu


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