Burlingame High School Mural – Burlingame CA

Description

This 6′ X 68′ mural, painted by Frederick Alexander Pawla (1877-1964) with Federal Art Project (FAP) funds, was removed and reinstalled with some controversy in 1973. ” It was commissioned by the W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration), and its six-foot-tall canvas panels framed the entrance to the auditorium.” (telenaut.com)

 

Source notes

http://telenaut.com/wpa/index.html, accessed November 13, 2014.

Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/

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Location Info


1 Mangini Way
Burlingame, CA 94010

Location notes: Corridor outside auditorium

Coordinates: 37.582929, -122.347469

2 comments on “Burlingame High School Mural – Burlingame CA

  1. As someone who goes to BHS, it’s really cool to find out where this painting comes from. I’ve always wondered about it. 🙂

  2. Why was there controversy surrounding the mural being reinstalled?

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