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Art by State: California

Art by State: California

The listing below groups art, artists and architectural elements by state. This list is a work in progress and is not comprehensive. Select a state from the list to learn more about the elements from that state:

Art by State: California

California
Art/
Architecture
LocationDescription
Statue

Ronald Wilson Reagan (Governor, President)

Statue

Junipero Serra (Missionary)

Bust

Senate wing

Vice President Richard M. Nixon (by Gualberto Rocchi)

Frieze

Discovery of Gold in California, 1848” (scene by Filippo Costaggini)

Painting

Senate wing

Aaron A. Sargent, Senator, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

Mural

House West Monumental Stairs

The Golden Gate, framing Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way (by Emanuel Luetze)

Mural

House Wing, 1st Floor, West Corridor

Map of California, Spanish Mission, and Gold Prospectors (by EverGreene Painting Studios)

State Seal

President's Room

Ceiling Mural (by Constantino Brumidi)

State Seal

Plaster Relief

Artist

Chester Beach

b. San Francisco, California

bust of Oscar W. Underwood

Artist

Haig Patigian

b. San Francisco, California Statue of Thomas Starr King

Artist

Pierre Rochard

d. Los Angeles, California

restored mural paintings by Brumidi

Fountains

black granite from Clovis

Last Updated: November 13, 2013