Main Post Chapel Mural by Victor Arnautoff at the Presidio of San Francisco
Victor Arnautoff (American 1896–1979). Main Post Chapel, 1935. Fresco. Presidio of San Francisco.
A notable artistic feature of the Main Post Chapel is a large fresco painted in 1935 by Victor Arnautoff and his assistants. With St. Francis at its center, the mural depicts a historical pageant related to the founding of the Presidio and the peacetime activities of the Army. Recognized as a leading artist of the period, Arnautoff painted the murals at Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill and in Washington High School, and taught graphic arts at Stanford. More information>>