A conversation on the iconic Bay Area painter
Janet Bishop, Chief Curator at SFMOMA
Helen Park Bigelow, poet and daughter of David Park
Tom Holland, artist and former student of David Park
David Park was born in Boston in 1911, Park moved to California to attend the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles.He moved to San Francisco in 1943 to teach at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute). He was considered an Abstract Expressionist and in 1949, he destroyed all of his abstract work and began work on what are now called his ‘New Figurative’ paintings. The Anderson Collection is home to one of these paintings, Four Women, 1959.