Bernard Zakheim papers, [ca. 1930-1977]

Zakheim, Bernard Baruch, b. 1896 d. 1985
Muralist, Sculptor
Active in Calif.; N.Y.

Collection size: 2.0 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Resumes, lists of works exhibited and commissioned, and a copy of an award; addresses; correspondence primarily concerning his murals and his struggles to have them found or restored, including letters from John Dormer Smith's files, (Zakheim's biographer); notes and writings by Zakheim and others including a 113 page biography by the Federal Art Project, 1937; a sketchbook/journal; financial material, ca.1952-1966; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings and other printed materials regarding Zakheim, his political interests, and the local San Francisco community; photographs of Zakheim, his friends, and his works of art;

and 13 scrapbooks containing drafts of letters and the responses and printed material concerning Zakheim's work and his efforts to recover his murals.

Biographical/Historical Note: Mural painter, sculptor; California.

Donated 1976 by Bernard Zakheim.

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