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Edward Borein’s Artist Friends in Santa Barbara -- Talk by Jeremy Tessmer

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 1:30 AM - 2:30 AM


Jeremy Tessmer will speak about famed cowboy artist and Santa Barbara resident Edward Borein and his many local artist friends in an event held in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Historical Museum exhibition "Borein and His Circle of Friends", which is on view through January 22, 2022.
Artists explored in the in-person talk include Alexander Harmer, one of the first major artists to settle in Santa Barbara, who built studios near the site of today’s Historical Museum where Borein and his bride Lucile lived when they settled in Santa Barbara. Other occupants of the Harmer Complex included exhibit artists Colin Campbell Cooper, a dean at Santa Barbara School for the Arts; Thomas Moran, famed for paintings from the 1871 survey of Yellowstone; and Clarence Mattei (his father built Mattei’s Tavern), whose portrait of Borein’s friend Santa Barbara News-Press publisher Thomas M. Storke hangs in the exhibit.
In addition to Cooper, several exhibit artists were also associated with the School of the Arts including Frank Morley Fletcher (its director, who hired Borein to teach etching), Fernand Lungren (among the school’s founders), William Spencer Bagdatopoulos (whose 1940 portrait of Borein greets visitors at the exhibit entrance), Carl Oscar Borg, John Gamble, Albert Herter, and DeWitt Parshall.
Tessmer is an art historian and gallery director at Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery in Santa Barbara. At the gallery, he is also the curator of 19th and 20th century American art.
The Museum is located in historic downtown Santa Barbara at 136 East de la Guerra Street. Museum admission is free. Hours are currently Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m. Visit www.sbhistorical.org.

Cost: $15 Museum Members, $20 Guests; Reservation Required at www.sbhistorical.org/boreinfriends
Phone: (805) 966-1601
Tickets: www.sbhistorical.org/boreinfriends
Event url: www.sbhistorical.org/boreinfriends

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