The Art of Arthur and Lucia Mathews is the most comprehensive Mathews retrospective ever published. A thorough overview of the decorative arts as they evolved in California, it also surveys the Mathewses’ predecessors, their contemporaries, and the artists whose work they influenced. Harvey L. Jones, a senior curator at the Oakland Museum, ably reviews the Mathewses’ exuberant lives, work, and influence on the California style; the foreword is by a state librarian emeritus and professor of history at USC; and an essay by an expert on American decorative arts and crafts helps to put the Mathewses in the context of their time and place.
Softcover, 272 pages.
Also available in Hardcover here.