365 Days of Art: January 17 – Diego Rivera Begins Work on His First Mural in US

Diego Rivera, Allegory of California mural, SF Stock Exchange Tower, image via jvsquad.us

January 17, 1931
Diego Rivera, the great Mexican artist and muralist, begins work on the first of his murals in the United States. The mural Allegory of California graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). (By the way, the Club is considered the best interior in the Art Deco style in San Francisco, and among the best in California).