Theme/Style California Modernism, WPA
Media Oils, murals, furniture design, book illustration, graphic arts, printmaking
Artistic Focus Born in Spokane, Washington, Harold Mallette Dean moved to San Francisco in 1927 and enrolled in the California School of Fine Arts where he was influenced by Ray Boynton. Dean received an Anne Bremer Scholarship and remained enrolled at CSFA for nearly four years. He was one of the most prolific painters of government-sponsored murals in Northern California.
• Dean was among the 26 artists selected by the
Public Works of Art Project to create the famed Coit Tower murals and
one bas relief. His mural, which depicts iconic figures of a stockbroker
and a scientist-inventor, was notable for its careful representation of
such figures in society.
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