Wednesday, January 23, 2019     Volume: 19, Issue: 46
Milford Zornes' iconic California landscapes tell the story of a life devoted to painting

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Milford Zornes' iconic California landscapes tell the story of a life devoted to painting

By Rebecca Rose

There is something different about some of the paintings on the wall at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center in Nipomo.   The paintings are all the work of Milford Zornes, a noted member of the California Scene Painters movement, and they seem entirely cohesive at first. But as one progresses through the exhibit, there is evidence of a shift in style. The work seems to d... [ Read More ]

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Cover Story: Milford Zornes' iconic California landscapes tell the story of a life devoted to painting
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