A. R. Valentien signature series

Fine-art reproductions of paintings from the exhibition are available for sale in our Museum Store.

The full-color book, Plant Portraits: The California Legacy of A. R. Valentien produced by the Irvine Museum in collaboration with the San Diego Natural History Museum, was published in December 2003. This book describes the history of Valentien's work at Rookwood Pottery and in California, the historical context of his achievements in the Arts and Crafts period, and the importance of the biodiversity and conservation of native California habitats. Serving as a catalog for the exhibition, it contains over 325 color plates of these never-before published paintings.