Laguna College of Art and Design lacks any finished Rex Brandt paintings in its possession, but boasts 80 boxes, many still unpacked, of the artist’s archives. The cache of sketchbooks, textbooks written by Brandt, as well as his brushes and a well-worn easel were donated to the college three years ago by his wife Joan […]
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Peter Blake Earns Honors From His Peers Laguna Beach gallerist Peter Blake will receive The Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the 14th annual Orange County Arts Awards in the Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa. In addition, this week Blake’s gallery, 435 Ocean Ave., opens a new exhibit with an artist […]
The daughters of California School artists Rex Brandt (1914-2000) and Joan Irving Brandt (1916-1995) donated their parents’ correspondence, photographs and publications to the Laguna College of Art & Design library, the college announced this week. Rex Brandt, along with Phil Dike (1906-1990), taught workshops by what was then called the Laguna Beach School of Art […]
Passion expressed, one way or another The Historical Society’s program Monday on the history of art in Laguna Beach gave much more than a recitation of facts on how Laguna Beach became an art colony. Speakers Janet Blake, Richard Challis and Gene Crane shared personal insights about art, artists they knew, and living an artistic […]