The Irvine Museum
18881 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612
(Mr.) Jean Stern
SPRING BLOOM, POINT LOBOS, by Jesse Powell
In keeping with the recent announcement that The Irvine Museum will begin collecting works by noted contemporary plein air painters, the museum has accepted the following painting as the first work by a contemporary artist in its distinguished collection of California paintings:
SPRING BLOOM, POINT LOBOS, 2014
by Jesse Powell (born 1977)
oil/canvas, 30" x 36"
Gift of the artist
"The Irvine Museum is delighted to have this exceptional painting as its first acquisition by a contemporary California landscape painter. We were intent on beginning the contemporary collection with the very best example of California's exquisite environment by one of America's most promising artists. We found that in Jesse Powell's gorgeous rendition of golden California poppies on a mild spring day on the Monterey coast. The museum is earnest about building a contemporary collection to rival our exceptional historic collection, and Jesse's painting is a fitting start," said Jean Stern.
See attached image
For additional information, please contact (Mr.) Jean Stern, Executive Director, at (949) 476-0294.
Courtesy of American Art Collector magazine
Southwest Art My World
Art of the West