Collection

Lucia K. Mathews, Oranges (Portrait of a Red Haired Girl), 1910. Watercolor on paper, 25.5 x 18.25 inches, with Furniture Shop frame, 41.25 x 34.25 inches. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California; gift of Harald Wagner.

Arthur and Lucia Mathews

The art of Arthur and Lucia Mathews brought the spirit of the Arts and Crafts to Northern California. Inspired by the state’s natural beauty, they created fine furnishings decorated with California imagery, which they sold in their store, The Furniture Shop. OMCA holds more than 500 paintings, drawings, frames, furniture, and other decorative art produced by Arthur and Lucia Mathews in the early years of the 20th century. In addition, the Museum is also home to the Mathews's archive, a collection of sketches, notes, cartoons, and other memorabilia.

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