(1896 - 1985)
Bernard Baruch Zakheim was active/lived in New York, California. Bernard Zakheim is known for mod genre-figure, mural, sculptor.
Painter, wood sculptor, muralist, teacher. Born in Warsaw, Poland on April 4, 1896. Zakheim studied at the Applied Art School in Warsaw, Academy of Poland, Politechnicum in Danzig, and Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich. After coming to San Francisco in 1920, he continued his studies at the CSFA.
During the 1930s he did several murals for the Public Works of Art Project. After 1941 he lived on a farm in Sebastopol, CA for many years. Zakheim died in San Francisco on Nov. 28, 1985. Working in a style influenced by German Expressionism, he produced oils, watercolors, frescoes, and sculptures of Jewish and historical genre.
Member: SFAA; American Artists Congress; Calif. Society of Mural Artists.
Exh: Mills College, 1930; CPLH, 1932; Oakland Art Gallery, 1934; SFMA, 1935 (1st prize); San Francisco Art Association, 1935 (medal), 1936, 1940 (medal); GGIE, 1939; U.S. Treasury Dept., 1940; San Diego Traveling Exhibition, 1940; Washington State Fair, 1946; Atrium Gallery (Santa Rosa), 1964 (prize); SF Arts Festival, 1984 (award). In: SFMA; Coit Tower (SF); Jewish Community Center (SF); UC Medical Center (SF); Jewish Historical Institute and Mickiewicz Museum (Warsaw, Poland); Mt Sinai Memorial Park, LA (wood sculpture, Genocide); Rusk and Mineola (TX) Post Offices (murals). Invw; WWAA 1938-62; WWPC 1947; CAR; SF Examiner & Chronicle, 11-30-1985 (obits).
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