Thursday, July 28, 2005

SP Artwork by Maurice Logan

In the 1920s, SP commissioned the then well-known Bay Area landscape artist Maurice Logan, one of the "Society of Six" or "Oakland Six" impressionistic landscape colorists, to produce paintings that served as illustrations for passenger brochures and ephemera of all kinds. He produced a great many very good works (Mt. Shasta, Crater Lake, many views of California, SPGG Ferries on SF Bay and so forth) ...

Does anyone have any idea whether the originals of this work still exist, and if they do, where any of them might be located? ...

—Tom Matoff

[from the R&LHS Newsgroup]

California Big Trees, Maurice Logan, 1933

California Big Trees, Maurice Logan, 1933
Courtesy of Tom Matoff.