PRINT Summer 1964

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego

THE FINE ARTS GALLERY OF SAN DIEGO is a General Art Museum. The present Gallery building was privately built by Mr. and Mrs. Appleton S. Bridges and given to the City of San Diego in return for basic annual maintenance. Due to the happenstance of interested donors, the collections of the Fine Arts Society of San Diego are particularly strong in Spanish, Dutch, Flemish and Italian painting. They are not large in number, but rather exceptional in quality. Recent growth has been heaviest in American and European art, especially painting and graphics of this century, and in the arts of the Near and Far East. Purchase funds are small, and most of the collecting is through gifts.

One field of some specialization is Early American Art, which has been spurred on by a gift for an Early American section in the new wing.

A major wing is being built to the West of the present Fine Arts Gallery. The

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