Sunrise at Castle Rock
Sunrise at Castle Rock.
Painted by Theodore Gegoux (1850-1931) on the beach north of Santa Monica, California.

Photo by Fran Bryant 1999

Oil on canvas, measuring 14 inches by 25 inches, signed and dated in 1925.  Castle Rock was an early tourist attraction on the beach north of Santa Monica, California, mid-way between Sunset and Topanga Boulevard.  Regarded as a traffic hazard, the natural landmark was leveled by dynamite.  Today, only the smaller rocks remain.  Information provided by Fred E. Basten, © All Rights Reserved.
Gegoux left Oregon for California in early 1925.  It is believed that most of Gégoux's work in this year was done after he moved.  During this time Gegoux lived at 349 S. Avenue 52 in Highland Park, California.