This pictorial history in Arcadia Publishing’s newest series explores the San Francisco Bay Area’s art community during the Great Depression. The art world in the area was thriving until the Great Depression strangled commerce in the 1930s. Images and interesting captions throughout the book share the struggles that many artists and residents had during this time. The book also highlights the ways that the art world continued to thrive and influence even under the troubling circumstances.
Readers will learn how Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal art programs brought relief to many talented but financially strapped artists. These artists’ legacies and that of the New Deal, adorn the walls and halls of many public spaces throughout the region. Images depict many murals that to this day cover the lobbies of the Coit Memorial Tower, the Beach Chalet, the Aquatic Park Bathhouse (today’s San Francisco Maritime Museum) and decorate many public schools and post offices.
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When: Saturday, May 3rd, 2013; 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
1600 El Camino Real, South San Francisco CA 94080
When: Saturday, May 10rd, 2013; 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
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Depression-Era Murals of the Bay Area
by Nicholas A. Veronico, Gina F. Morello, Brett A. Casadonte, Gilda Collins
Images of America Series
128 pages/ softcover
Available: April 7, 2014