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THEODORE WORES 1859-1939

THEODORE WORES WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SAN FRANCISCO. HE WAS A CALIFORNIA ARTIST WHO STUDIED IN MUNICH AND TRAVELED IN EUROPE, THE WESTERN UNITED STATES, HAWAII AND SAMOA. WORES MADE TWO TRIPS TO JAPAN, ONE FROM 1885 TO 1887 AND ANOTHER FROM 1892 TO 1894. HE WAS VERY INTERESTED IN TRADITIONAL CUSTOMS AND DRESS AND PAINTED MANY BEAUTIFUL PICTURES IN A COUNTRY THAT WAS MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM A FEUDAL TO A MODERN SOCIETY. IT IS INTERESTING THAT ONE OF THE PAINTINGS THAT IS EXHIBITED HERE DATES FROM THE YEAR THE CHOUEKE HOUSE WAS BUILT. THE BRIGHT COLORS AND IMPRESSIONIST INFLUENCE IN THESE PAINTINGS SHOW A DEEP APPRECIATION FOR THE BEAUTY OF JAPAN AS IT WAS BEFORE AND AS IT CONTINUES TO BE TODAY.

SUGITA
1896, (#AMWT03)

MIHASHI, EARLY PLUM BLOSSOMS OF SUGITA, JAPAN, 1896. (#AMWT06)

WISTERIA TEMPLE GARDEN, KAMEIDO, TOKYO
1905

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YOKOHAMA 1893

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A CHINESE BEAUTY POURING TEA

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A MAT WEAVER IN SAMOA

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EXHIBITED:
TOKYO, KYOTO, YOKOHAMA, THE ART OF THEODORE WORES, JAPAN'S BEAUTY COMES HOME, 1986, NO.70, ILLUS.
NEW YORK, WUNDERLICH GALLERY, THEODORE WORES, 1859-1939, 1987, NO.26, P.29.
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, TRITON MUSEUM OF ART, 2003-2004.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBITION, THEODORE WORES IN THE SOUTHWEST, OCTOBER 2006-JANUARY 2007, P.8, ILLUS.

CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE

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SAND DUNES OF SAN FRANCISCO, 1911

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