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Thursday, March 30th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Brief Talk with the Families of the Artists at 6:15pm

The Art of Freeman Sargent (1912-1990); Yeon Koh Warner and David Warner (1957-2021);
And Salon Co-Founder, Gaétan Caron

Free, All Welcome, No RSVP Required


Freeman Sargent (1912-1990)

Freeman Sargent painted primarily in the California Regionalist style (with strong parallels to W.P.A. muralists and the work of Thomas Hart Benton) often capturing local scenes of the SF Bay, the Filbert Steps, Coit Tower, Monterey Bay, UC Berkeley, Stanford and Marin. He also produced avant-garde abstract pieces and experimental mixed media works. Sargent was interested in all forms of arts and crafts and studied with master ceramicist, Marguerite Wildenhai, at Pond Farm Pottery in Guerneville. 

Sargent was a good friend and painting partner of the renowned American Impressionist, Abel Warshawsky. He was a member of the Carmel Art Association and exhibited at the SF Museum of Modern Art, The Legion of Honor, the de Young Museum and the Lucien Labaudt Gallery. 

He earned his B.A. degree from U.C. Berkeley, his M.A. from Stanford and studied at the California School of Fine Art after serving in WWII. He was a resident of Berkeley in the 1930s and active in the local art and theater scenes. Following service in the Navy during WWII, he studied at the California School of Fine Art and CCAC. He lived in SF, Monterey, Germany and Richmond, CA.

yeon Koh David Warner

Yeon Koh Warner (b 1967) & David Warner (1957-2021)

Yeon and David met by serendipity and fate in 1991 when they were both studying and practicing the art of stone sculpture in the Italian village of Torano, (just outside of Carrara). Yeon moved next door to David in this region that is famed for its marble quarries. Yeon was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1967. She graduated from Seoul National University in 1990 with a degree in sculpture. David attended the University of Oregon and U.C. Santa Cruz, studying psychology and sculpture. He then moved to Italy in 1984. The two would eventually marry and continue their mutual pursuit of the three dimensional form in marble, bronze, terracotta, wood and plaster. Their work was exhibited throughout Italy. In 1999 they moved to Northern California. David recently passed and Yeon continues to live in the Bay Area.

Carrara marble has been used since the time of Ancient Rome and countless sculptures of the Renaissance were carved from it (including the work of Michelangelo). Many of the pieces in the Lost Art Collection were created during their years living amongst the marble quarries of Carrara and express their “pan-classical” approach to sculpture.

gaetan caron

Gaétan Caron (b. 1964)

Gaétan’s recent oil series were painted in his newly constructed studio located on the wild side of "The Land". Many years ago life brought Gaétan to rural Mendocino in Northern California where he enjoys being surrounded by forests and mountains in the middle of an heirloom orchard. This is a land where wild ponies still roam freely. Different bands often come grazing in the meadow of the studio while Gaétan is painting. He has spent over twenty years observing them and connecting with them in their natural habitat. It was time for Gaétan to paint the magic of the Wild Horses in a series of that name.

With all the rain falling this winter, Skunk Creek, the main creek just below the studio has been flowing mightily. Painting to the sound of the water running down the mountain through stones and rocks, Gaétan was inspired to create another series he calls Skunk Creek.

Where we are: 245 South Van Ness Avenue, #303, San Francisco, CA, 94103

When to visit:
Monday through Saturday, 10:30am to 5:30pm

How to find us:
We’re nestled on the top floor of the Sherwin Williams building adjacent to the 101 and 80 freeway. Enter through the black door and take the stairs to the third floor, or ring the doorbell if you need a lift in the elevator.

Where to park: We have one parking space in the lot directly in front of the building.  If that’s taken, try the meters running along 13th/Division Street.

How to contact us: If you’re having trouble finding the gallery (trust us, it happens!) give us a call at (415) 861-1530 for more help. You can also email us ahead of time at staff@lostartsalon.com