Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1898 - 1970
Owned by the Chang Family, this artwork was generously loaned to the City of Walnut Creek in 2014.
Location. 37° 54.118′ N, 122° 3.612′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from North Broadway south of Civic Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1644 North Broadway, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Walnut Creek Library (within shouting distance of this marker); City Park & Walnut Festival (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Veterans of Walnut Creek Viet Nam Memorial (about 400 feet away); City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building (about 400 feet away); City Hall 1981 (about 500 feet away); Carnegie Library (about 500 feet away); Reinharts's Building & Clock (about 500 feet away); El Rey Theatre (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
More about this marker. The marker and its accompanying sculpture are located on the north side of the Walnut Creek library.
Also see . . .
1. Proposed Site for Benjamino Bufano's Hand of Peace. Excerpt from the City of Walnut Creek's city council agenda item (May 1, 2012) recommending the installation of the sculpture: "Born in Italy before the turn of the 20th Century, Bufano arrived in the United States at age three. He came to San Francisco in 1915 to work on a sculpture for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Bufano taught at the San Francisco Institute of Art, but was let go in 1923 for being too modern. He later taught at the University of California, Berkeley. Bufano was well-known and popular, and often made San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen’s columns. His signature style is modern, with smooth, rounded, semi-abstract figures, animals or simple shapes. Bufano’s best known work was typically large-scale and monumental, many of which have mosaic tile work. Bufano died (Submitted on December 13, 2015.)
2. #519 Hand of Peace. A 2-minute audio clip about the Hand of Peace, presented by Walk Walnut Creek. (Submitted on December 14, 2015.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Peace •
More. Search the internet for Beniamino Bufano.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.