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Frenchman's Creek artist Galen Wolf

being interviewed [probably at his Frenchman's Creek "home"] for a documentary. The interviewer’s name is Ruth. [Image below: Galen Wolf’s students sketch along Tunitas Creek Road, south of Half Moon Bay.[ Watercolor of Devil’s Slide by Galen Wolf. Wednesday I … Continue reading

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Sanchez Adobe Was Once Pacifica's "Crime Shack"

Image: (Watercolor by Coastside artist Galen Wolf or one of his students, probably one of his students.) By June Morrall (I wrote this in 1998) It’s hard to imagine that Pacifica, a Coastside community of neat neighborhoods, was once a … Continue reading

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In Pictures & Words, Watercolors & Legends, Artist Galen Wolf Left Us the History of the Coastside

(Photo: Sketching on Tunitas Creek Rd. Note the old Tunitas one-room Schoolhouse at left.) [I wrote this in 2002] By June Morrall When 87-year-old Coastside artist Galen Wolf died in 1976, the inventory of paintings he left behind could have … Continue reading

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1950: Coastside Artist Galen Wolf Found The Secret of a Good Life

Part II From: This Is Your Coastside: Its People, Places and Industries by Gino Lea Half Moon Bay Review, October 26, 1950 Galen also has been doing some remarkable work in Opaques, a technique originally suggested by leaded stained glass … Continue reading

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1950: Coastside Artist Galen Wolf Found The Secret of a Good Life

From the Half Moon Bay Review, Oct. 19, 1950 Story by Gino Lea “This Is Your Coastside; Its People, Places and Industries” “Galen Wolf–Part I “Galen Wolf long ago discovered what most of us spend a lifetime futilely seeking–a pleasant … Continue reading

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THE RED HOUSE…..STORY BY KAI TIURA

(The five siblings, left to right: Collin, Heidi, Kai, Sara and Jan, c 1995.) THE RED HOUSE: Story by Kai Tiura I heard that name given to the old family home, on one of Dante Dianda’s many properties in El … Continue reading

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St. Matthew's Land by Coastside artist Galen Wolf (Part X)

It [the sea] strewed beach wood everywhere and created the aquarium-like pools flowering with anemone and garnished with kelp and sea urchins. Big-faced capazoni, like Chinese fish-kites, prowled the reefs. Swift cod of many colors swam deep, and flashing silver … Continue reading

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St. Matthew's Land by Coastside artist Galen Wolf (Part IX)

The galleons had long given way to a new ship, the clipper. These now came in an endless stream to San Francisco. The ocean that fought these fast ships for the months-long voyage of the Horn, sometimes seized them on … Continue reading

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St. Matthew's Land by Coastside artist Galen Wolf (Part VIII)

A brief-lived port at Pigeon Point terminated in a gun duel and bloodshed sharp and ugly as western literature can provide. Power on land was generally horses. The plowing, hauling, stages and buggies all needed them. Hay growing turned the … Continue reading

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St. Matthew's Land by Coastside artist Galen Wolf (Part VII)

A salute to the flexible and heroic people of the new age, who seemingly are not obviously discouraged. Let us return to a land whose semi-isolation is taking longer for the fairy wand of progress to bring its ambivalent magic. … Continue reading

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