What a pleasure to learn more about Theodore Wores, California Impressionist painter (1859-1939) over my bag of almonds at the Triton Museum of Art’s Brown Bag Lunch series conducted by Deputy Director, Preston Metcalf today! The Triton has 47 of his paintings in their permanent collection, a generous gift from his wife, Caroline Bauer. A good number of these pieces were recently cleaned and restored and are included in this exhibit, Under the California Sun, which consists of landscapes painted in the San Francisco Bay Area and Yosemite. Many of his orchards were painted right here in Los Gatos and Saratoga and are so special to me as I grew up in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, surrounded by orchards. In fact, they are actually kicking off their annual Apple Blossom Festival today! Under the California Sun will continue at the Triton until July 29 when it will go on tour!
Theodore Wores – Spring Blossoms of California – Los Gatos – 1919 – oil on canvas.
Theodore Wores – Blossomtime, Saratoga, California – 1919 – oil on canvas.
Theodore Wores -Tree Blossoms – 1920 – oil on canvas
Theodore Wores – Road with Blossoming Trees – 1922 – oil on canvas.
Theodore Wores – Road by Blossoming Orchard – 1925 – oil on canvas
Theodore Wores – Spring Blosoms of Los Gatos – 1925- oil on canvas.
Theodore Wores – My Studio Garden in Saratoga, Ca. – 1926 – oil on canvas.
Theodore Wores – A Garden in Saratoga, California – 1927 – oil on canvas.
Want to see more Wores? The Triton has a batch of paintings he did in Spain that need the same loving (read professional and expensive) cleaning and restoration that these pieces had. They are gratefully seeking financial donations (to bridge the gap in grants)…just saying!