Davis, CA: University of California, Davis Department of Art, 1983. [Exhibition catalogue]. 4to. 35 pp. Soft, stapled glossy red wraps with white lettering. Good with marginal edgewear along spine and creasing along top right corner of front wrap, both from use. Black and white plates, including frontis. Includes a foreword by L. Price Amerson, Jr. and additional essays by Joan Roebuck, Ruth Hurd, Joan Bossart, Anna Novakov, Julia Armstrong, Dianne Sachko Macleod, Jenny Fink, Vinita Sundaram and Jackson Dodge. Includes works by Clyfford Still, David Park, Ruth Armer, Jay De Feo, David Simpson, Joan Brown, Elmer Bischoff, Roy de Forest, Wally Hedrick, Wayne Thiebaud, Mel Ramos, William T. Wiley et al. Includes exhibition checklist of 44 exhibited works. Catalogue created to accompany the exhibition “Directions in Bay Area Painting: A Survey of Three Decades, 1940s-1960s”, held from April 12 through May 20, 1983 at the Richard L. Nelson Gallery and the Memorial Union Art Gallery at the University of California, Davis in Davis, CA. First free end paper includes stamp and signature of previous owners: “Gift of Dr. Joseph A. Baird, Jr. 827 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94109” and “Caron” inscribed in pencil. Title page includes additional information on provenance: “For Gary Carson, from Joseph Baird” written in pencil on top right corner. Part III in the series The Development of Modern Art in Northern California, edited by Joseph Armstrong Baird, Jr. Scarce.
From the Collection of the Art Historian Peter Selz. Item #18-8017