Olof Carl Malmquist was born in Wallingford, CT on Oct. 26, 1894. Malmquist studied under Lee Lawrie at Yale and continued on a fellowship at Rome's American Academy. After settling in San Francisco in 1922, he provided architectural embellishments on many public buildings in northern California. He contributed greatly to the sculpture on Treasure Island for the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939. His works are part of the San Bruno Public Library, east entrance of the California State Capitol, and Saint Gabriel Church of San Francisco. He died in San Francisco on Aug. 18, 1975.
Member: National Sculpture Society (New York City).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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