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(left) Cornelis Botke (1887-1954), “Ojai,” 18x24, oil (right) Rick J. Delanty (b. 1951), “Ojai,” 16x20, oil

“Inspired by History” is a curated exhibition that features approximately 22 larger and smaller-scale framed artworks created by historical masters of the late 19th and early 20th century from the extensive Boseker Family Art Collection and 22 contemporary works by Rick J. Delanty, inspired by the same locales or motifs modeled in the historical paintings. Masters selected for this exhibit include Armin Hansen, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, William Ritschel, William Wendt, and others.

Each historical/contemporary pairing is connected by a variety of elements that could include subject matter, geographical location, similar composition, color, and/or theme. Paintings were created both in the studio and en plein air.

landscape paintings
(left) Rick J. Delanty, “Big Sur Coast,” 30×15, acrylic
(right) Julian Rix (1850-1903), “Coastal Sunset,” 26×16, oil
landscape paintings
(left) Arthur Grover Rider (1886-1975), “Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1930,” 24×30, oil
(right) Rick J. Delanty, “Light of the Mission,” 24×30, acrylic

Exhibition Details:
“Inspired by History: Rick J. Delanty & California Impressionists”
Through June 4, 2023
Casa Romantica Cultural Center Galleries in San Clemente, CA
Lecture presentation by Jean Stern March 23


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