“Little Island – Big Ideas” SF’s Treasure Island Art Lecture Series
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“Little Island – Big Ideas” Lecture Series
Sisters in Art:
Esther, Helen and Margaret Bruton at the GGIE
Margaret, Esther, and Helen Bruton, famous California artists of the 1920s and 30s, were at the height of their careers when Timothy Pflueger selected them to create a mural for the Court of Pacifica at the Golden Gate International Exposition.
Their 8,000 square foot Peacemakers mural was the largest work of art at the fair, and of all the accomplished artists who participated, the sisters earned the largest commission.
In the second year of the fair, Helen Bruton was in charge of the wildly successful “Art in Action” program. This talk provides a brief overview of the sisters’ fascinating lives and careers with a focus on their important contributions to the GGIE.
Speaker: Wendy Van Wyck Good is a librarian and archivist at Monterey Peninsula College. Her book about the Bruton sisters will be published by West Margin Press in fall 2021.
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