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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), the West Coast’s top fine art college, announced with Project Gado that 1,000 pages of material from The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers are now available on Getty Images. California Watercolorist Rex Brandt kept sketchbooks, photographs and archival materials that can now be viewed at: (on Getty Images website).

“LCAD is privileged to be the only art school in the nation to house the Brandt Papers, and we are thrilled to share this wonderful archive with the rest of the world through our partnership with Project Gado,” said President Jonathan Burke. “While Brandt’s full-scale works are held by museums and private collectors worldwide, his sketchbooks tell the private story of an artist who was committed to drawing and willing to explore any visual idiom that met his needs.”

In 1962, Brandt was involved in designing the first two college art studios for what was then Laguna Beach School of Art (today known as LCAD). Joan Scarboro and Shelley Walker, daughters of Brandt, donated the archive to the collections of the Dennis and Leslie Power Library in 2011.

“Our mission is to digitize and share the world’s visual history,” said Amy Smith, co-founder of Project Gado. “We’re excited not only to share Rex Brandt’s inspiring sketchbooks on Getty Images, but also to expand the breadth of our collections into the world of fine art.”

About Laguna College of Art and Design:

Founded in 1961 in Laguna Beach, California, Laguna College of Art and Design ( is one of the top art and design schools in the nation. LCAD offers five rigorous undergraduate programs in Drawing and Painting (as well as with a Sculpture Emphasis), Illustration, Design and Digital Media, Animation, and Game Art, as well as a Master of Fine Art degree. NIKE selected LCAD as one of the top three design schools in the world and is one of many leading companies in the arts and design industries that employ 90 percent of LCAD graduates.

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