(American, 1914-1988)


Acrylic Paint with Oil Pastel on Canvas

40 x 60 Inches

Signed lower right, 'Maude Church'

Dated lower right 1986

Additionally Signed and Dated, Verso, and Titled, 'Baghdad by the Bay'


A bright and bold, Post-Impressionist capriccio landscape, showing an imaginary arial view of San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay, composed in vividly contrasting shades of ochre, teal, lilac and magenta.


Maude Church first studied at the Byam Shaw College of Art in London before continuing her education at the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland. Over the course of a long career, she has exhibited nationally and internationally with success, at both solo and group shows, including at the Amerikahaus Gallery, Berlin, Germany; the Alpert Gallery, New York; Cumner Museum of Art, Jacksonville; the Riverside Art Museum, California; the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco; the Oakland Art Museum and SFMOMA among others. Maude Church is listed in all relevant art reference works including Who's Who in Art, Who's Who in the West, The American Art Review and The California Art Review. She also serves as National Board Director for the Women's Caucus for Art.



One Person Shows:


Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

Bank of America World Headquarters Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Marshall-Myers Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Crown Zellerbach, San Francisco, CA

Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA

Aerial Gallery, New York, NY

Millberry Union Gallery, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Sonia & Company, San Francisco, CA

Sunnyvale Community Art Center, Sunnyvale, CA

Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center, Walnut Creek, CA

Esalen Institute Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Intersection Gallery, San Francisco, CA

ASUC Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Wrubel Gallery, The Nature Company, Berkeley, CA


Professional Associations:


National Board Director, Women’s Caucus for Art

Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, Nat’l Board, Women’s Caucus for Art

Program Chairperson, 1988 WCA National

Conference, San Francisco, CA

Vice President, Women’s Caucus for Art Northern CA Chapter

Advisory Board Member, CA Lawyers for the Arts

Advisory Board Member, Visual Arts Committee, San Francisco Arts Commission

President, No CA Artists Equity Association, San Francisco


Professional Directories:


California Art Review

American Art Review

Who’s Who in the West

Who’s Who in Art

International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women

Outstanding Young American Women (award)







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