The Crocker Art Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of a pivotal oil-on-canvas painting entitled “Stockton,” by artist Paul Sample (1896—1974)!
“The subject of this particular painting is rare and important for our region,” says Scott A. Shields, the Museum’s chief curator and associate director. “It depicts a unique view of the Port of Stockton in the 1930s, and though many artists of his era painted scenes of San Francisco and Los Angeles, very few of Sample’s caliber painted views of California’s Central Valley cities, making this painting an incredible historic document as well as a beautiful work of art.”
The Museum is also pleased to announce Sunday Stockton Day, an all-day event on October 23, which offers Stockton residents an opportunity to visit the Museum and view this special painting free of charge! Mark your calendars and head to Sacramento to celebrate this beautiful slice of Stockton!
________________________________________________________[Paul Sample (American 1896–1974), Stockton, circa 1936–37. Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches. Crocker Art Museum Purchase with funds from Denise and Donald C. Timmons; the Rose Huckins Memorial Fund; the F. M. Rowles Fund; Simon K. Chiu; Board of Port Commissioners, Stockton Port District; Brian Cameron and William Snider; David Gibson and William Ishmael; Sandra L. Jones; Pam Saltenberger; the Richard F. and Joan Gann Fund; the George and Bea Gibson Fund; the Stephen and Edith Brandenberger Fund; and others.]
Shared by crockerart (Crocker Art Museum) and selected for Art.