Elmer Bischoff, Yellow Lampshade, 1969. Oil on canvas. FAMSF, museum purchase, gift of Nan Tucker McEvoy in memory of her mother, Phyllis de Young Tucker, 1992.10
Through the years, artists working in the Bay Area have demonstrated innovation, imagination, and unparalleled creativity. With paintbrush and color they have shared their visions—by turns poetic, fanciful, jarring, romantic, or complex—in creations that have enriched the lives of many.