Tag archives: Edwin Deakin

Edwin Deakin’s Missions
By Hattie Beresford   |   November 14, 2023

In January 1904, the Santa Barbara Independent informed the public that a “very notable art exhibit” had opened at 1212 State St. in the building that recently housed the Chamber of Commerce. For 25 cents, visitors could see the much-lauded oil paintings of the 21 missions of California by Edwin Deakin. “Each of the 21 […]

A Mission to Paint
By Richard Mineards   |   October 17, 2023

Social gridlock reigned at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum when it opened its latest exhibition California Missions by English artist Edwin Deakin. From 1769 to 1833, the Franciscan Order established 21 missions in Alta California stretching from San Diego to Sonoma, with the primary purpose to convert the indigenous peoples to Roman Catholicism while at […]

Missions in Watercolor
By Lynda Millner   |   July 19, 2018

The Santa Barbara Historical Museum  (SBHM) has a special exhibit going on – “Missions in Watercolor” by Edwin Deakin. Art historian Jeremy Tessmer, who is also curator for Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, was there to give us a lecture about the origins and history of the collection. Edward Deakin (1838-1923) was born in England […]