Publications by Alfred C. Harrison, Jr.


Jack Wisby: Landscape Paintings of Marin County, California, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA, 2021.

An Attack of the Heart and Other Stories, Berkeley, CA, 2020

Raymond Dabb Yelland: California Landscape Painter, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, 2018.

California Painting of the Nineteenth Century, seeking publisher

Bright and Beautiful: Early San Francisco Bay Area Watercolors, Moraga, CA 2015

Walpole Society, The Second Fifty Years, 2012.

“The Art of William Keith” in The Comprehensive Keith: The Hundred Year History of the Saint Mary’s College Collection of Works by William Keith, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA 2011.

Meadows and Mountains: The Art of William F. Jackson, San Francisco, CA 2009.

Pastoral California: The Art of Thaddeus and Ludmilla Welch, San Francisco, CA 2007.

L.P. Latimer: California Watercolor Painter, San Francisco, CA 2005.

William Keith: The Saint Mary’s College Collection, Moraga, CA, 1988.

John Ross Key, American Painter, seeking publisher.


Exhibition Catalogues for Museums:


 “Essay on L.P. Latimer” in The Latimer School: Lorenzo Latimer and the Latimer Art Club, Jack Bacon & Company with the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, 2021.

“Lake Tahoe’s Golden Age: Paintings of the Tahoe Region, 1860-1920,” in Tahoe: A Visual History, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, 2015

“An Artist’s Paradise, Jules Tavernier in Hawaii,” in Jules Tavernier: Artist and Adventurer, Crocker Art Museum, Pomegranate Books, 2014.

“A Nineteenth-Century Man: Deakin and the San Francisco Art Scene” in Edwin Deakin
California Painter of the Picturesque
, Crocker Art Museum/ Pomegranate Books 2008.

“Fertile Ground: California Landscape Painting from 1870 to 1930,” and catalogue entries in California Impressions: Landscapes from the Wendy Willrich Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young, San Francisco, CA, November 18, 2006 through January 28, 2007.

Entries on Frederick Butman and John Ross Key in Consuming Views: Art and Tourism in the White Mountains, New Hampshire Historical Society, 2006.

“Percy Gray: An Evolution of an Artist,” in The Legacy of Percy Gray, Carmel Art Association, 1999.

“The Golden Age Of Yosemite Painting, 1859-1930,” Transamerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, CA, January 23 through March 5, 1991.



“Raymond Dabb Yelland: California Landscape Painter,” American Art Review, December 2018

“Marine Paintings by Early California Artists,” Walpole Society Note Book 2014, published 2015

“California Stories: Genre Paintings from the Golden State,” The Magazine Antiques, November December 2013.

“Trends in Collecting Americana over the Decades,” Walpole Society Note Book, 2012, published 2013.

“Radical Revival: California Plein Air Landscapes, Past and Present,” The
Magazine Antiques
, May/June 2012 (90th Anniversary Issue).

“California’s William Keith, Celebration and Neglect,” Antiques and Fine Art, Autumn/Winter 2011

“William Keith 100th Anniversary Celebration,” American Art Review, October 2011.

“Juan B. Wandesforde,” The Magazine Antiques, November/December 2010.

“Finding Beauty, Creating Harmony, The Art of William F. Jackson,” The Magazine Antiques, November 2009.

“The Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco,” The Walpole Society Note Book, 2007-2008, published in 2009. Download a printable copy of this article (12.4mb PDF)

“Frederic Edwin Church’s Our Banner in the Sky: an Update on an American Icon,” The Magazine Antiques, November 2008.

“L.P. Latimer: California Watercolor Painter,” The Magazine Antiques, April 2005.

“John Ross Key: The Chicago Years,” The Walpole Society Note Book, 2001-2002, published in 2005, pp. 76-93.

“John Ross Key’s World’s Fair Paintings,” The Magazine Antiques, March 2004.

“Gilbert Munger: Rise from Obscurity,” California Art Club Newsletter, December 2003-January 2004.

“Thaddeus Welch, California Landscape Painter,” The Magazine Antiques, November 2003.

“From Collector to Dealer: Perspectives on Collecting American Paintings From Both Sides of the Counter,” The Walpole Society Note Book, 1999-2000, published in 2003, pp. 57-71.

“Luminist Paintings in California,” The Magazine Antiques, November 2001.

“George Inness and the San Francisco Art World in the 1890s,” The Magazine Antiques, November 2000.

“Albert Bierstadt Paintings in the Haggin Museum,” The Magazine Antiques, November 1999.

“Thaddeus Welch’s View of Los Angeles,” Los Angeles Art Show Catalogue, Los Angeles, CA, September 1999, pp. 70-73.

“Images of the Railroad in Nineteenth Century American Paintings,” The Walpole Society Note Book, 1995-1996, published in 1999, pp. 64-83. Download a printable copy of this article (14.9mb PDF)

“Percy Gray,” American Art Review, Summer 1998.

“Albert Bierstadt and the Emerging San Francisco Art World of the 1860s and 1870s,” California History, Spring 1992, pp. 74-87.

“The James Harvey California Collection,” Art of California, March 1991, pp. 42-47.

“Yosemite Painting: The Golden Age 1850-1930,” Art of California, January 1991, pp. 12-16.

“Paintings in the Collection of Edward McLaughlin,” Art of California, November 1990,
pp. 46-53.

“The Charles Noble Collection,” Art of California, January 1990, pp. 53-59.

“Cleveland Rockwell,” Art of California, Oct.-Nov. 1989, pp. 14-21.

“The Excitement Continues, The Recent Butterfield and Butterfield Sale of Early California Art Paints a Picture of Continued Growth,” Antiques and Fine Art, June 1989, pp. 45-48.

“California Paintings in the Collection of Dr. Albert Shumate,” Art of California, Aug.-Sept. 1989, pp. 30-37.

“Paintings from the Society of California Pioneers,” Art of California, June-July 1989, pp. 21-28.

“John Ross Key, The California Paintings,” Art of California, April-May 1989, pp. 21-27.

“The Crocker Art Museum, 1860s and 1870s Landscapes Compared,” Art of California, Feb.-March 1989, pp. 28-36.

“California Paintings in the Haggin Museum,” Art of California, Dec.-Jan. 1989, pp. 10-19.

“The William Keith Collection, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College,” Art of California, Oct.-Nov. 1988, pp. 41-45.

“Collector’s Notes,” edited by Eleanor H. Gustafson: “Some Key Evidence,” The Magazine Antiques, November 1986, p. 1059.

“Bierstadt’s Bombardment of Ft. Sumter Reattributed,” The Magazine Antiques, February, 1986, pp. 416-422.


Compiled and Printed Privately:

The Boston Evening Transcript, An Indexed Compilation of Art Reporting and Criticism, January 1871 through December 1874, Berkeley, CA. 1985.

The Evening Post (New York), An Indexed Compilation of Art Reporting and Criticism, January 1866 through December 1869, Berkeley, CA. 1985.

The Evening Post, An Indexed Compilation of Art Reporting and Criticism for the years 1874, 1875, 1876.


Projected and In Progress:

A Comprehensive Archive of Art Reporting and Criticism from early San Francisco newspapers and periodicals, (1855-1910 already covered in depth.)

California Painting in the Nineteenth Century (In progress).