Tag archives: Huguette Clark

Portrait of the Artist
By Lynda Millner   |   April 12, 2022

The Santa Barbara Historical Museum (SBHM) has been a busy place lately with not one but two exhibits. One is copper heiress Huguette Clark’s work, not shown for 80 years and the other is Lockwood de Forest. Huguette’s collection is on view in collaboration with the Bellosguardo Foundation. There’s even a recently discovered personal photo […]

Lockwood and Huguette
By Hattie Beresford   |   March 22, 2022

Lockwood de Forest (Sr.) was already considered one of the best-known landscape painters in the United States when he made his first appearance in Santa Barbara in late 1902. Captivated by the landscape, he painted over 100 oil sketches of the countryside by February 1903. That month, 112 of them were exhibited at Mrs. Tadd’s […]

History on Display
By Richard Mineards   |   March 22, 2022

Santa Barbara Historical Museum is hosting two major side-by-side exhibitions with works by copper heiress Huguette Marcelle Clark and local landscapist Lockwood de Forest. It is the first exhibition of Clark’s impressive artwork since 1931, and is presented in collaboration with the Bellosguardo Foundation, which is running her former magnificent estate overlooking East Beach. Her […]

People of Montecito: Barbara Doran
By Megan Waldrep   |   August 27, 2020

Tell Us About Your Time at Bellosguardo I am one of the last people alive to have known Anna E. Clark and her youngest daughter, Huguette (of the Clark estate, Bellosguardo). My father worked for the Clarks and we lived on the property in a home they built for our family. The Clarks were from […]

Dollars for Dolls
By Richard Mineards   |   January 23, 2020

It was standing room only at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara when the late copper heiress Huguette Clark’s historic doll collection went up for auction, raising a hefty $1,750,000 for the Bellosguardo Foundation. With one doll, a two-foot-tall Bébé Jumeau made in France in 1892, selling for $90,000, the sale conducted by Stuart Holbrook of Theriault, an […]

All Dressed up
By Richard Mineards   |   October 25, 2018

Santa Barbara Historical Museum’s Costume Council has opened its new exhibition, The West-Dressed Woman, featuring 11 outfits from pioneer days to the 1960s, including a colorful kimono made for the late copper heiress Huguette Clark. Other restored exhibits include an ornate bodice owned by community activist Pearl Chase and a gown worn by opera singer […]

Roaring Twenties Revisited
By Richard Mineards   |   October 18, 2018

Bellosguardo, the 23-acre estate 100-million-dollar estate of the late reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark overlooking East Beach, opened its imposing doors to the public for the first time in six decades when the 22,000-sq.-ft. mansion’s newly formed foundation threw a memorable Great Gatsby gala, which attracted more than 500 guests and is expected to have […]