Milford Zornes American Artist 1908 - 2008

Milford Zornes American Artist

Milford Zornes - Watercolour Artist

Milford Zornes was recognized as a leader in the California Style watercolor movement which began in the 1920s. Zornes' style differed from the traditional use of watercolors in which color was added to detailed pencil drawings. His work is characterized by the application of transparent washes of color to large sheets of paper, allowing the white to show through and define shapes.

Zornes' paintings are represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the White House, and the Library of Congress Collection. He also created New Deal murals for post offices in his hometown of Claremont, California and in El Campo, Texas. In 1942,while a teacher at the Otis Art Institute, Zornes directed the painting of a fresco at the Ramona Bowl amphitheater in Hemet, California.

Milford Zornes paintings now as giclees on with current feature article on Zornes.

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Milford Zornes work may be found at the following galleries.

Art Box Studio
Contact: Sylvia Megerdichian
1302 Monte Vista Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 981-4508

Anderson Art Gallery
16812 Pacific Coast Highway
Sunset Beach, CA 90742
(562) 592-4393

Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts
2200 South State Street
Mt. Carmel, UT 84755
(800) 992-1066


California Watercolor
560 C Industrial Way
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 723-9270

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