Beautiful art from California. American Art Deco. All by John Gabriel Beckman. In his prime, he was Hollywood’s premier muralist and did the murals for Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. From the collections of the Catalina Island Museum.

"North Wall Falcon."
“North Wall Falcon.” Detail from a preliminary drawing for the north wall of the Avalon Casino Theatre. 1929. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Image © 2019 by Catalina Island Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.catalinamuseum.org/product-page/john-gabriel-beckman-north-wall-falcon
"South Wall Antelope."
“South Wall Antelope.” Detail from a preliminary drawing for the south wall of the Avalon Casino Theatre. 1929. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Image © 2019 by Catalina Island Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.catalinamuseum.org/product-page/john-gabriel-beckman-poster-south-wall-antelope
"South Wall Birds."
“South Wall Birds.” Detail from a preliminary drawing for the south wall of the Avalon Casino Theatre. 1929. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Image © 2019 by Catalina Island Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.catalinamuseum.org/product-page/john-gabriel-beckman-poster-south-wall-birds
"North Wall Galleon."
“North Wall Galleon.”Detail from a preliminary drawing for the north wall of he Avalon Casino Theatre. 1929. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Image © 2019 by Catalina Island Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.catalinamuseum.org/product-page/john-gabriel-beckman-poster-north-wall-galleon Watercolour and Graphite on Paper, 1929
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