Sandow Birk, &quot;In Smog and Thunder: The Great Battle of Los Angeles,&quot; 1998. Oil on canvas.<br />  64 x 120 inches. Courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

About SoCal Artist Timelines

The history of art in Southern California isn't linear; it is a fluid, multi-angled continuum made from the personal experiences of many artists from myriad backgrounds. So to trace the trajectory of Southern California art, Artbound is creating a collective timeline comprised of the decisive events that shaped artists' creative development. We hope that in the space between these personal histories, an impressionistic view of Southern California's art history will come into focus.