Impressions in Ink Etchings from the Collection: March 20th through August 17th, 2014


Continuing its dedication to highlighting early California artists in our history, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is pleased to announce their latest groundbreaking exhibition, Impressions in Ink Etchings from the Collection.

On view starting March 20th through August 17th, Impressions in Ink showcases prints by some of our best-known, historic Santa Barbara artists. Henry Chapman Ford (1828 1894), the great landscape painter and etcher of California Missions takes center stage, along with Carl Oscar Borg (1879 1947), the internationally renowned, early California plein-air artist, who was also a master etcher in his time. To illustrate the printing process, Edward Borein (1872 1945) will have his printing press on display, along with a selection of etching plates paired with their original prints.

The exhibition will present a variety of subject matter, from the California Missions to local scenes, seascapes, and desert landscapes, with much of the work fresh out of conservation and as bright as the day they were printed.

Supporters of Impressions In Ink include James Main Fine Art, John C. Woodward, Astrid & Lawrence Hammett, Marlene & Warren Miller, Robin Schutte, Eleanor Van Cott, Dorothy & Ashleigh Brilliant, George L. Burtness, William S. Burtness, Evelyn E. Sullivan and many others.

Santa Barbara Mission, Henry Chapman Ford (1828-1894), Etching
Gift of Leona Thomas