Please join the Society at an interactive author talk with Cherny as he discusses his forthcoming biography on a leading West Coast modernist, Victor Arnautoff, who reigned as San Francisco’s leading mural painter during the New Deal era. “Delving into sources on Russian émigrés and San Francisco's arts communities, Cherny traces Arnautoff's life from refugee art student and assistant to Diego Rivera to prominence in the New Deal's art projects and a faculty position at Stanford University.” Arnautoff’s work can be seen throughout the Bay Area including the South San Francisco Post Office at 322 Linden Avenue. Mr. Cherny is Professor Emeritus of History, San Francisco State University. This program is co-sponsored by the South San Francisco Public Library and is free and open to all.
Homemade desserts, coffee and sherbet punch will be served at a reception after the program.
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