The art bank


Established in 1958 with funds from a Rockefeller Foundation Grant, it was for the 160 artist-members of the San Francisco Art Association who exhibited that year at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. All members were required to meet rigorous standards of achievement prior to acceptance into the SFAA. Among the participants in The Art Bank were Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Robert Bechtle, Elmer Bischoff, Paul Wonner, James Weeks, John Saccaro, and Lucienne Bloch. The Art Bank published only four catalogues: 1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964. More information on The Art Bank can be found on page 234 of the catalog ???San Francisco and the Second Wave???. Submitted by Peter Hastings Falk, Editor of "Who Was Who in American Art"