Balboa Park: Casa de Balboa Murals – San Diego CA

Description

These 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. Each mural measures 10′ x 10′. Some contemporary critics called Reiffel “America’s Van Gogh” (Balboa Park Beat, October 2012).

Source notes

http://www.newdealartregistry.org/renderartworks/CasaDeBalboaBalboaPark/SanDiego/CA/

http://www.balboapark.org/blogs/balboa-park-beat/understanding-san-diego%E2%80%99s-van-gogh?page=1#.VMkCCca9U6l

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Location Info


1594 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Location notes: Stairwell next to the cafe in the park

Coordinates: 32.731467, -117.148239

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