Obata, Chiura (1885 - 1975), "The Colorful Campuses - California Series - 12 Scenes "
|Title||The Colorful Campuses - California Series - 12 Scenes|
|Medium||Limited Edition Color Lithographs|
|Series Title||California's Colorful Campuses Series|
|Publisher||California Monthly and J.J. Gillick Printing Company|
|Size||8 -1/4 x 6 -1/2 " (Image) 15 x 12 " (Paper Sheet)|
Notes: A group of twelve of the twenty color lithographs from "Colorful Campuses - California Series". Stored in original C. Obata folder and single sheet with full description and artist photo at work (Not a complete set - 12 of 20 works are included). Folder and sheets show stains and marks. Designs are very fine and never displayed. Several of the designs in this set were used as cover images for the 1940's editions of California Monthly Magazine (see last image; used as reference only).
The first four tipped color lithographs are titled: 1. "Campanile by Winter Moonlight". 2. "Charter Day in Greek Theatre". 3. "Dusk at Mt. Hamilton". 4. "Spring Rain, Football Statue".
The second four tipped color lithographs are titled: 5. "Summer Breeze, Botanical Garden". 6. "Green Rhythm, Riverside". 7. "Early Summer, Los Angeles Campus". 8. "Senior Pilgrimage".
The third four tipped color lithographs are titled: 9. "Restful Atmosphere, Davis". 10. "Open Vista, San Francisco Campus". 11. "Old Botanical Gardens, Early Autumn". 12. "Evening Glow, Santa Barbara".
From the insert leaflet, "No one should pass through four years of college without being given the knowledge of beauty and the eyes with which to see it. This is the premise upon which Professor Chiura Obata conducts his art classes."