Frank Brangwyn - Muralist Early 20th C - AM Musings
 
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Primitive Fire - Frank Brangwyn
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I was attracted to these 8 large murals in the Herbst Theater in San Francisco's Civic Center because of their warm vibrant colors.  This one is titled "Primitive Fire" by the artist, Frank Brangwyn.  When I was looking at the history of the building, I noticed construction started in 1930 and I thought it was strange because the murals didn't look as though they came from that time period.

I did a little research and discovered the paintings were actually painted at least 15 years earlier for display in the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco and later re-installed in the Herbst Theater.  If our're there for an event, be sure and take a look before leaving.

Ibrahim Sargin
2/9/2013 09:19:05 am

They're beautiful, aren't they? I like the faces, they're so cute and friendly and as you say the colors are just unbelievable!

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