"Something of his Own Soil": Jewish History, Mural Painting, and Bernard Zakheim in San Francisco

@article{Boone2002SomethingOH,
  title={"Something of his Own Soil": Jewish History, Mural Painting, and Bernard Zakheim in San Francisco},
  author={M. Elizabeth Boone},
  journal={American Jewish History},
  year={2002},
  volume={90},
  pages={123 - 140}
}
  • M. Boone
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • American Jewish History
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt agreed to support artists struggling to make a living during the Great Depression, arts administrators in San Francisco received funding for a major mural project in which Jewish artist Bernard Zakheim (1896-1985) would participate. Zakheim was one of approximately twenty-five artists commissioned to paint the interior of Coit Tower, the large monument constructed atop Telegraph Hill in 1932.-33 with funds bequeathed to the city by Lillie Hitchcock Coit. These… Expand
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