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Pictured, left to right: Estuary, 1962; Figure Seated in a Backyard, 1959; Figures in Landscape, 1956; installed at Marin MoCA.


Pictured, left to right: Estuary, 1962; Figure Seated in a Backyard, 1959; Figures in Landscape, 1956; installed at Marin MoCA, 2020.

We’re excited to relay the news that the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art has extended their survey exhibition of Bay Area painter Elmer Bischoff through May 31!

Elmer Bischoff lived and worked in the Bay Area for almost his entire life, and many of his paintings evoke the region. However, he rarely worked from life; instead he relied on memory, capturing the feel of the Berkeley hills, San Francisco Bay and the Northern California landscape. The current survey at Marin MoCA begins with his earliest compositions from the 1930s, and runs through Bischoff's abstractions of the 40s and 50s, his shift to figurative painting and eventual return to abstraction in the 70s.

A catalog published to accompany the exhibition is available for purchase.

Read more about the exhibition here.