Joan Brown. “Girl on Chair” Painter and assemblage artist Joan Brown is considered part of the second generation of the Bay Area Figurative movement. Her best-known paintings prominently feature autobiographical scenes and symbols related to her spirituality.
OC Museum of Art, Elmer Bischoff Two Figures at the Seashore, 1957 Bischoff is best known for the role he played with Diebenkorn and Park in launching the Bay Area Figurative movement. The mood of Bischoff's enigmatic Two Figures at the Seashore is ominous; the nude couple appears to be caught in a psychological standoff heightened by the fiery red sky.