25.2 Linear feet
Scope and contents
This series contains chalk drawings, ink drawings, maps, oil paintings, and water colors depicting artifacts and clothing
in the Southwest Museum collection as well as historical figures and imagined scenes from historical California and contemporary
Native American culture in the Southwest. Artists whose work is contained in this collection are Galileo Cortez, Gladys Cox,
Emery Gellert, Francis van Halle, Marie Hyde, Helen Jordan, Faye Mardis, Evelyn Hunt Nadeau, Albert Rader, Helen Robinson,
and John Wardman.
Faye Mardis and Gladys Cox created ink drawings on linen-backed paper of patterns for apparel items in the Southwest Museum
and Los Angeles Museum collections. These patterns were created as instructional tools for other FAP artists to make replicas
for miniature figures in the Southwest Museum’s dioramas.
Some of the subjects of the oil painting portraits by van Halle are Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Kit Carson, General John C. Fremont,
Pio Pico, and Fray Junipero Serra. Watercolors and other line drawings depict examples of artifacts in the Southwest Museum’s
collection, such as pottery and basketry. Other paintings and drawings depict scenes of life to be used as reference or for