Henry Chapman Ford

The Museum Collection

Watch virtual tour HERE.  The beginnings of Santa Barbara as a significant art colony may be traced back to 1875 with the arrival of Henry Chapman Ford, the first artist of stature to settle here. Celebrated for his landscapes and renderings of the California missions, his artistic legacy is a testament to the beauty of our state’s natural and historical landscape.


Exhibition sponsored by:
Sharon & David Bradford
Hutton Parker Foundation
John C. Woodward

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