Summer 1977

July 1, 1977

The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Summer 1977, Volume 23, Number 3
James E. Moss, Editor
Thomas L. Scharf, Assistant Editor

Original Articles

KONDO MASAHARU AND THE BEST OF ALL FISHERMEN
By Don Estes
MAURICE BRAUN: MASTER PAINTER OF THE CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE
By Martin E. Petersen
IN SEARCH OF THE ORIGINAL CALIFORNIAN: HERMAN TEN KATE’S EXPEDITION TO BAJA CALIFORNIA
By Peter W. van der Pas

Original Document

MY JOURNEY TO THE PENINSULA OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
By Herman Frederik Carel ten Kate

Book Reviews

The Broken Stones
By Herbert L. Minshall
The Conflict Between the California Indian and White Civilization
By Sherburne F. Cook
Reuben Fleet and the Story of Consolidated Aircraft
By William Wagner
The Chemehuevis
By Carobeth Laird
San Diego: An Introduction to the Region
Edited by Philip R. Pryde
San Diego County Soldier-Pioneers: 1864-1866
By Ed Scott
Book Notes

San Diego History

The Good Old Days

On the Cover

Back cover image

CALIFORNIA SUMMERTIME
[image at left is from back cover]

Southern California’s peaceful back country near Warner’s Hot Springs is depicted on the cover by San Diego artist Maurice Braun. The life and work of this accomplished painter of the early twentieth century is discussed in an article in this issue of the Journal by Martin E. Petersen, Curator of Painting at the San Diego Fine Arts Gallery.

Braun is perhaps the best known of San Diego’s first painters. Born in Hungary, he emigrated to the United States with his family in the 1880’s. Starting out in New York City as a portrait painter, Braun soon moved to the West where he made his mark as a landscapist. In 1912 he founded the San Diego Fine Arts Academy and in 1929 joined with ten other local artists including Alfred Mitchell, Charles Fries and Everett Gee Jackson to from the Contemporary Artists of San Diego. Braun reached the height of his popularity during the 1920’s.

Courtesy Mrs. W. Murray Smith

Photograph by Harry Crosby