Balboa Park: Club Sculpture – San Diego CA

"Four Cornerstones of American Democracy"

Frederick Schweigardt (1885 – 1948) was a student of the Stuttgart and Munich art academies in Germany, Schweigardt also studied with Auguste Rodin in Paris, where he received first prize at the Paris Exposition of 1913. Schweigardt was named the… read more

Balboa Park: Balboa Park Club – San Diego CA

Balboa Park Club

The current Balboa Park Club was built in 1915 as the New Mexico building for the Panama-Pacific Exhibition.  It was redesigned by the WPA for the 1935-6 California Pacific International Exposition.

Balboa Park: Club Murals – San Diego CA

Berrenceau, "Progress of Man"

Belle Baranceanu painted two oil on canvas murals at Balboa Park in 1935, paid for with federal funding:  “Progress of Man” and “Education and Culture”.  She rushed to complete the later for the 1935-1936 California Pacific International Exposition and would… read more

Balboa Park: Casa de Balboa Murals – San Diego CA

"Farm Landscape"

Two oil on canvas murals, entitled “Farm Landscape” and “Point Loma,” were painted by Charles Reiffel on a commission from the WPA Federal Art Project in 1937. They were originally installed at Memorial Junior High School and now hang in… read more