About Maija Peeples-Bright

Maija Peeples-Bright was born in Riga, Latvia in 1942.  Maija and her parents then moved to Northern California eight years later. Originally she planned a career in mathematics but in her third year at the University of California at Davis she created paintings, prints and ceramic sculptures of zany lovable animals and bright flowers. Studying under Wayne Thiebaud, William T. Wiley and Robert Arneson, Maija gained her Master's in only one year at the University of Davis. She is regarded as one of the major participants of what is known today as the California Funk Movement. Maija is well-known for the Rainbow House in San Francisco – a house she helped paint in a wide array of colors, where her many art colleagues gathered to discuss art and life in the late 1960s and early '70s. She maintains an active studio practice in El Dorado Hills, California and her work is found in many private collections as well as permanent Museum collections. Learn more at: www.maijapeeples-bright.com.

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