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The Winter Art Show

May 2024
1min read

The sunny California coastline was a revelation to the Chicagoan Arthur Grove Rider. He painted this Edenic view of Oak Street in Laguna Beach in 1928, two years before moving there permanently. Using brilliant spots of color, he captured the intense warmth of afternoon sun, the exotic clumps of foliage, and the glistening Pacific with such alluring physically it’s a wonder all Chicago didnt follow him westward.

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