Roger Epperson (d. 2008) was an East Bay Regional Parks Ranger who had a passion for California’s environment and a deep love of art. Epperson was a self-taught collector of early California paintings, wood block prints and lithographs.The collection he amassed over the years is worthy of a museum exhibition as it includes works by Maurice Braun, Maynard Dixon, Frances Gearhart, Percy Gray, Lorenzo Palmer Latimer, Bertha Lum, Roi Partridge, William Rice, Carl Sammons, Hiroshi Yoshida and many other noted artists.
William S. Rice, The Glacier Sierra , ca. 1920, color woodcut with handcoloring on laid Japanese paper. 9 x 12”, collection of Hannah Kully. Image courtsey Catherine Burns Fine Prints.