Explore the Era

Delve into the postwar Los Angeles art world in this online archive, which provides additional material related to the exhibitions on view at the Getty Center. Learn about hipsters and happenings, and the venues across the city where all the action took place through images from the archives and first-hand accounts with the artists.

John Mason Studio

John Mason with Andrew Perchuk

Andrew Perchuk, Getty Research Institute, with John Mason inspecting Mason’s sculpture Orange Cross, 2010. © J. Paul Getty Trust

Since 1963, artist John Mason has created his ceramic sculptures in a large warehouse space in downtown Los Angeles.

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Works of Art

  • Blue Wall

    Blue Wall, 1959, John Mason. Ceramic. 96 x 252 x 8 in. Collection of the artist. © John Mason. Photo by Anthony Cuñha

Explore the Archive

  • Video: John Mason

    Video: John Mason speaks about his work, March 2010