Irvine, California.- The Irvine Museum is proud to present “Gardens and Grandeur: Porcelains & Paintings by Franz A. Bischoff” on view at the museum through March 8th. The work of Franz A. Bischoff (1864-1929), both in porcelain and easel paintings reflects the highest standards of American art. Furthermore, those works that focus on landscapes encapsulate the unique qualities of California Impressionism by combining great beauty with historical significance and, most of all, a deep reverence for nature. This exhibition was organized and toured by the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Recognized during his career for use of color and vivid composition, his paintings always displayed reverence for nature. One critic commented that some of his later works flirted with Expressionism and his use of colors were reminiscent of Fauvism. Franz Bischoff died of heart failure at home in his adopted city of Pasadena, California on February 5, 1929.