Bernard Baruch Zakheim (1896-1985) was among the best-known artists working in California in the mid-20th century. Zakheim emigrated from Poland to San Francisco in 1921 and remained here until his death, except for periods of study in Mexico City and Paris. He was an associate of Diego Rivera, and he earned his recognition primarily as a muralist although his artwork covered a broad range, including portraiture, figure studies, and gut-wrenching depictions of the Holocaust. His works in the later part of his life employed vibrant colors that depicted a resurgence of life.
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