The Art Collection – Sherman Library and Gardens

The Art Collection

William Wendt (1865-1946)

German-born William Wendt is considered one of the premier painters in the Southern California plein air movement. A self-taught artist, he painted in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles and then to Laguna Beach in 1912. His post-1915 paintings are characterized by broad brush strokes and by his fondness for the color green.

The Field Road, 1941

William Wendt
The Field Road
oil on canvas
30″ x 36″
Acquired by Arnold Haskell

William Wendt
The Green Field, undated
oil on canvas
18″ x 27.75″