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Bess Gilbert

Listed San Diego Artist Bess Gilbert Impressionist Plein Air Oil Painting, 1930s
By Maurice Braun 1
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful plein air painting by listed San Diego impressionist artist Bess Gilbert. Dates from the 1930s and is of a mountain range in the back County of San Diego. Very extensive bi...
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Vintage 1930s Paintings

Listed San Diego Artist Bess Gilbert Watercolor Painting 1935 Exposition CPIE
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful watercolor painting by listed San Diego impressionist artist Bess Gilbert. Dates from the mid 1930s and is of The Indian Village located at the 1935-36 California Pacific I...
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Vintage 1930s Paintings

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