Lot 88 of 210:
Bernard Zakheim watercolor sketch The Dancers  

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The Dancers

Zakheim, Bernard

San Francisco




Pencil and watercolor sketch, approximately 60.5x47.5 cm (23¾x18¾").

Four dancers in various dress on swirling color background. Signed and dated in ink at the lower right. 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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Light wear and foxing, tape label on reverse; very good.

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