Coit tower san francisco
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An Ode to San Francisco Street Art
segment of a mural in the Coitt Tower (San Francisco) by twenty-six Bay Area artists commissioned by the WPA in 1933. Meant to be optimistic pictures of San Francisco industrial and agricultural production, its tone was hardened by the effects of the Depression (dangerous business)
The Coit Tower murals were done under the auspices of the Public Works of Art Project, the first of the New Deal federal employment programs for artists. Ralph Stackpole and Bernard Zakheim supervised the muralists, who were mainly faculty and students of the California School of Fine Arts (CSFA), including Maxine Albro, Victor Arnautoff, Ray Bertrand, Rinaldo Cuneo, Mallette Harold Dean, Clifford Wight, Edith Hamlin, George Harris, Otis Oldfield, Suzanne Scheuer, Hebe Daum and Frede Vidar.