From Milford Zornes' sketchbook, May 19, 1943

The Pomona College Archives has been given a collection of iconic watercolorist Milford Zornes' papers. Zornes '34 was both prolific and prominent in the California School of painting, and over the course of his 80-year career, his landscape works have been exhibited at the White House, the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A past president of the California Water Color Society and a teacher for a period of time at Pomona, Zornes passed away on February 24, 2008 at the age of 100.

Hal and Maria Baker (Zornes' daughter) donated an extensive collection, including Zornes' diaries, photographs, ephemera from his exhibitions and workshops, sketches and sketchbooks, news clippings and correspondence. By the end of 2014, the Zornes collection will be available to researchers by appointment.

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