George Washington High School: Johnson Bas Relief – San Francisco CA


This project was originally assigned to Beniamino Bufano, but was awarded to Johnson instead when the WPA fired Bufano. This 1942 frieze entitled “Athletics” covers the back wall of the football field and still stands today. Supposedly, “WPA officials objected… read more

Health at Home Mural – San Francisco CA

"Community Spirit"

This 8.5′ x 5′ tempera-on-plaster fresco “Community Spirit” was completed in 1935 with New Deal funds (program unknown to the Living New Deal). The mural was painted by Bernard Zakheim with assistance from Joseph Kelly and Phyllis Wrightson.