Art Collection

Sherman Library & Gardens’ art collection primary focus is plein air paintings by area artists.  Displayed in the library are paintings by notable artists including:

  • William Wendt
  • Anna Hills
  • Clarence Hinkle
  • Rex Brandt
  • Joan Irving
  • Edgar Payne
  • Frank Cuprian
  • Jean Mannheim

Arnold Haskell, founder of Sherman Library & Gardens, personally collected many of these pieces in the 1970s.

Sherman Gardens Teak Garden Bench

Selected Pieces

painting of old footbridge
Dan Lutz (1906-1978) The Footbridge, Corona Del Mar, c. 1948 Gouache on Paper
oil painting of a log cabin amid rolling hills
Clarence Hinkle (1880-1960) Lillian Whiting's House, 1921 Oil on Canvas
oil painting of sierra mountains landscape
Edgar Payne (1883-1947) Sierra Landscape, undated Oil on Canvas
painting of laguna village from the cliff tops
William Alexander Griffith (1866-1944) Old Laguna, 1931 Oil on Board