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Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art$

Robert W. Cherny

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252040788

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252040788.001.0001

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(p.233) Appendix Arnautoff’s Public Murals

(p.233) Appendix Arnautoff’s Public Murals

Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art

Robert W. Cherny

University of Illinois Press

Extant Murals by Victor Arnautoff, by Date

In California unless otherwise noted:

1929: The Entombment of Christ, fresco, Old Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 864 Fulton Street, San Francisco.

1932: Modern and Ancient Medicine, four large and several smaller murals, fresco, 300 Hoover Street, Palo Alto.

1934: City Life (sometimes referred to as Metropolitan Life), 10' × 36', fresco, Coit Tower, San Francisco.

1935: History of the Presidio of San Francisco and current peacetime activities of the army, 10' × 35' 8", fresco, Interfaith Center, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco.

1936: Life of George Washington, two large murals along the entry stairs, two large murals along the upper entry hall, six smaller murals in cross halls, three ceiling murals, approximately 1,600 square feet, fresco, George Washington High School, 600 Thirty-second Avenue, San Francisco.

1936: Art and Freedom, three lunettes (The Man Chained, The Creative Act, Man Freed), each 30" × 60", fresco, south wall of the library, San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco.

1939: Cotton Pickers, 3'6" × 10'9", oil on canvas, Linden Post Office, 200 East Rush Street, Linden, Texas.

1941: Lover’s Point, 4' × 12'4", oil on canvas, Pacific Grove Post Office, 680 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove.

1941: Richmond—Industrial City, 6'6" × 13'4", oil on canvas, Richmond Post Office, Richmond. This mural has recently been located in storage in the basement of the post office; it is being restored for display at the Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Avenue, Richmond, Virginia.

1942: Historical and contemporary scenes, three separate oil paintings on canvas totaling 6'6" × 11'6", South San Francisco Post Office, 322 Linden Avenue, South San Francisco.

(p.234) 1964: Soviet communications workers and space exploration, ceramic tiles, three stories high, exterior wall, communications building, Mariupol, Ukraine.

1965: Soviet youth, ceramic tiles, two stories high, exterior wall, School 54, Mariupol, Ukraine.

1970: From the Scythians to the Cosmos, ceramic tiles, interior of former airport building, Mariupol, Ukraine.

Murals by Victor Arnautoff, No Longer Extant, by Date

1932: San Francisco artists and model, fresco, Arnautoff’s studio, 528 Washington Street, San Francisco.

1933: Adam and Eve, studio of Adaline Kent Howard, fresco, 802 Montgomery, San Francisco.

1938: Good Technique–Good Harvest, oil on canvas, College Station Post Office, College Station, Texas.