Annie Harmon, Mount Tamalpais,
n.d., oil on canvas, 8 x 10".
Collection of Alberta Parker Horn.
Annie Harmon, Oak, Menlo
Park, ca. 1900-1914, oil on
canvas, 12 x 18 ".
Collection of Betty Boone Williams.
Independent: Early California Paintings by Annie Harmon,
Mary DeNeale Morgan and Marion Kavanagh Wachtel--Hearst
Gallery, St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA, July 25-September 19,
After a long and persistent campaign, my Texas friend Karen Pope
and her devoted collector friend Betty Williams, both of
Austin, persuaded St. Mary's College, Moraga, California,
to have an exhibition of the works of Betty's beloved artist,
Annie Harmon (1855-1930). As the theme of the show, The
Hearst Gallery at the College decided to focus on three women
artists, one of them Annie Harmon, who had studied with the
renowned California painter, William Keith. Karen and
Betty persuaded me to write the essay on Annie for the
catalogue, and then to give a talk to open the exhibition on
Sunday, July 25, 2010. So here's the material about the
exhibition and catalogue!