Explore Our History
Explore Santa Barbara's fascinating history! Whether that be through a book detailing the history of the cities most famous architectural landmarks or a puzzle showing our wonderful fiesta traditions. We carry books about historically significant Santa Barbara artists, Chumash and Native American histories, and much more. Most importantly, your purchases support our mission to connect our community with Santa Barbara history.
Coastal Eucalyptus at Sunset, Santa Barbara, February 1913
Lockwood de Forest (American 1850-1932)
Oil on board
Gift of Oswald and Kathleen Da Ross
Print measures 11 x 14 inches.
Artist, author, designer, inventor, world traveler, Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) was truly a man of many facets. Born inot a prosperous and socially connected New York City family, he evidenced artistic talent at an early age. As a young man he studies in Rome and then came under the tutelage of the famed Hudson River School landscapist, Frederic Church. A prodigious traveler, de Forest eventually settled in Santa Barbara in 1919 where he lived out the rest of his life.
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