UCI museum captures California’s natural beauty


Rolling hills of golden poppies with oak and eucalyptus trees stretch back to snow-capped mountains.

“California Landscape with Flowers,” painted by Granville Redmond in 1931, is an iconic Southern California image.

The painting is one of 1,200 works of art donated to the UCI Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art by the late Joan Irvine Smith. As a child, Smith spent hours exploring The Irvine Ranch with her grandfather, James Irvine. These memories inspired her to collect California plein-air paintings.

Thanks to her collection, the UCI museum holds one of the world’s greatest collections of California art.

Learn more at imca.uci.edu.

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