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Studies for Bernard Zakheim's UCSF Murals  

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History of Medicine in California - original sketches and studies

Zakheim, Bernard

San Francisco




Includes five large charcoal and watercolor sketches, approximately 23x74 cm (9x29"), on larger mounts with typed descriptive text mounted below; also five smaller sketches (3 with watercolor), various sizes.

A series of the artist's studies for his 10-panel series of murals at the University California at San Francisco's Toland Hall depicting the History of Medicine in California. Included are Zakheim's original studies for five of these panels and other related sketches. Each of the 5 large sketches are signed by the artist. Bernard Zackheim (Polish-American, 1898-1985) was born in Warsaw and studied at the Polish National Academy of Fine Art. He emigrated to San Francisco in 1920 following his service in World War I where he was among the founders of the Yiddish Folschule and the organizer of the first Yiddish art exhibit in San Francisco. In 1933 Zakheim helped found the San Francisco Artists and Writers Union. His best-known work is the mural "Library" in San Francisco's Coit Tower, portraying men reading newspapers and books. The fresco was painted in 1934 as part of the larger Coit Tower mural project, which Zakheim also helped organize and oversee.

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