Berkeley High School: Braghetta Bas Reliefs on G Building – Berkeley CA

City:
Berkeley, CA

Site Type:
Art Works, Sculpture and Bas Relief

New Deal Agencies:
Federal Arts Project (FAP), Arts Programs, Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Completed:
1940

Artist:
Lulu H. Braghetta

Quality of Information:
Good

Marked:
No

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The G Building of Berkeley High School sports a large group of cast stone bas-relief sculptures on the exterior.  The artist was Lulu Braghetta, who worked under the auspices of the Federal Art Project (FAP) of the Works Progress Administration.  The reliefs were installed in 1940.

Building G was originally part of the Industrial Arts and Sciences buildings and the Braghetta bas-reliefs portray scenes pertaining to science and the industrial arts. Some have figures (including one woman) and others are representations of carpentry, electricity, motors, engineering and machining.  They decorate all sides of the building

Source notes

https://www.newdealartregistry.org/

Smith, Harvey. Berkeley and the New Deal. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Books. 2014, pp. 73-78.

 

Site originally submitted by Barbara Bernstein on December 28, 2014.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

Location Info


2223 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Location notes: Exterior Building G, all sides

Coordinates: 37.868382, -122.27265

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