Friday, January 15, 2016

Lucia Mathews

The decorative work - painting and woodwork - of the Mathews are my favorite remembrances from the Museum of California in Oakland. Arthur F. Mathews (1860–1945) and his wife and fellow painter, Lucia Mathews are well represented there. She was a woodworker and made the carved frames that complemented their pictures, as well as other wood items. Here is one of her paintings, 'Pine Tree', watercolor on canvas paper: