FRANCIS de ERDELY 1904-1959

Francis De Erdely was born in Budapest, Hungary. He grew up in Europe and became a well-known artist throughout the Continent, living in Hungary, Spain, Holland, Belgium, France, Czechoslovakia, and Austria. His works were extensively exhibited in all these countries and were purchased for many museum collections.

Just prior to World War II, he moved to the United States and settled in Los Angeles. He exhibited with the California Water Color Society and the American Watercolor Society from 1945 to 1955.

The works he showed were masterfully rendered pencil, ink, crayon, or charcoal drawings with watercolor washes. He often made similar works as preliminary studies for large oil paintings, his main interest. His paintings almost always depicted people situated in their everyday surroundings. He liked to sketch and paint in Mexico, where he found a culture and people that interested him very much.

De Erdely was an art instructor from 1944 until 1959, teaching classes at the University of Southern California, Pasadena Art Museum School, and Jepsen Art Institute. His teaching, as well as his paintings, drawings, and lithographs, influenced many Southern California artists from that period.

(Biographical information taken from California Water Color Society, Nancy Moure.)

Painting in the Permanent Collection:

Pancho
Unsigned
Oil, 40” x 30”, 1945
1946 gift
Purchased by Chaffey High School students
Value at acquisition: $800




  





Events at the Museum

David Allen Book Signing and Reading

Join CCMA and Ontario Heritage for a joint event featuring Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen.
David's latest book, On Track, is a selection of his columns originally published from 2001 to 2004. David will be at CCMA for a book signing, followed by potluck dinner and readings from the book.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Book signing - 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Potluck Dinner and Program - 4 pm to 6 pm

Artist Reception

February 10, 2019 - 2 pm to 4 pm

IEA International Open Juried Exhibition
Friday, Friday, Love That Day - Open Studio Artists
Piece by Piece - John Bagley, Jr.


Enhance! Member Exhibition Winners Purchase Prize - Steven Long
Members Choice - Judi Christensen


Art at Airport

Installations of artist exhibits can now be seen at Ontario International Airport. Exhibiting artists are:

Dee Marcellus Cole, Cosme Cordova, Jesus Cruz, Jr., Gina Lawson Egan, Sumi Foley, Cathy Garcia, Karen Karlsson, Sant Khalsa, Denise Kraemer, Steven Long, Cindy Rinne and Larry White.

CCMA is managing the public art program at the airport on behalf of the Ontario International Airport Authority and the City of Ontario Community Life & Culture Agency.

 

Open Studio at CCMA

Fridays from 11 am – 3 pm
Where artists meet to create and share their artwork in an unstructured environment.

Open Studio at CCMA is a place for artists to come together and create art in the presence of other artists. It is intended to foster creativity, exchange, conversation, encouragement and freedom of artistic expression. All artists are welcome and invited to participate.

Open Studio at CCMA is held every Friday from 11 am to 3 pm. Artists should bring all their own supplies + a sack lunch, drinks and snacks as desired. CCMA will provide a coffee maker, refrigerator and small microwave for the use of participants.
Free for CCMA members
$20 for guests

CCMA in the News

Ontario Connects

View highlights of Sheets, Sheets & Caughman CCMA/OMHA exhibition
Art for Living and Living for Art
by clicking on the title

Joe Blackstock

Inland Valley historian Joe Blackstock visits CCMA to view the nine paintings of the Barbara Line Memorial Collection. Click here to view article.

 IEShineOn.com
 IEShineOn, an online source for events and activities in the Inland Empire, featured CCMA. To view the article, click here.

Suzanne Sproul

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist Suzanne Sproul reports on the Sheets, Sheets & Caughman exhibit Art for Living and Living for Art. To view the article, click here. Read about CCMA's 75th anniversary in 2016 by clicking here. 

David Allen
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen visits CCMA's outdoor sculpture at the front of the museum. The sculpture was created by Fullmer Construction superintendent Gary Rue entirely from materials leftover from construction the parking lot next door. Click here to see a photo and read David's blog.

Trevor Summons

Click here  or click here to read about CCMA
in Trevor Summon's column

Foothills Reader

Click here to read about CCMA
in the Foothills Reader


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909.463.3733
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Thursday through Sunday
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Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

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