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"BORROWED BOREIN"

Art of the West from the private collections of Valley residents

Edward Borein (1872-1945), was the Santa Barbara artist nicknamed “the cowpuncher artist” by his friends and colleagues.

This exhibit, comprised of Borein art from the private collections of Santa Ynez Valley residents and special collections from the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, will provide the viewing public an opportunity to see the wide variety of artistic accomplishments achieved by Edward Borein – from his prolific etchings that he is best known for to his vivid watercolors and rare oil paintings of the American West.



Ed Borein was passionate about preserving the American West before it faded away. After settling in Santa Barbara in his later years, he made it his mission to document the West – every animal, rider, gear and culture – before it disappeared. He wanted the West to be viewed as it truly was and from the perspective of one who had lived in it and loved it. He drew much of his subject material from the outlying ranches of Santa Barbara County.


 


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