Murals at the Beach Chalet

Unfinished History

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Labaudt, following the precedent set by many of his era's fellow artists to include other artists, depicts here Gottardo Piazzoni, a Swiss-Italian muralist who worked in San Francisco during the first two decades of the 20th century.

Photos: Chris Carlsson

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A variety of family, friends and students populate this bucolic beach scene, with the still under construction Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

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Lucien Labaudt's Beach Chalet murals: John McLaren (G.G. Park Superintendent) in left foreground on bench, with Jack Spring (later General Manager of Parks and Rec Dept.) holding redwood tree's root ball, while behind on horseback sit sculptor Benny Bufano and Joseph Danysh, then head of California Federal Art Project.

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