Oakland Quarry
12 in HIGH x 16.25 in WIDE
(30.48 cm HIGH x 41.27 cm WIDE)
Gift of Louis Siegriest

Verso: Siegriest - 1920/Oakland Quarry/Collection of Louis Siegriest #66
TOM. Ca. Society of Six. 1972. SFMMA. Ca. Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era. 1976. Flint Inst. of Arts. Mi. Art of the Twenties. 1978. TOM. 10 x 10. 1979. de Young. CA Colorists: Ptgs. of the Society of Six. 1989.// Crocke

Handbook Selection, 1984. Included in Society of Six by Nancy Boas, 1988. L. Siegriest recalls this was one of his first paintings," c.1917." See Nancy Boas, 1988, letter on file. Exhibition Label: "Scene in Oakland", Oakland Museum of California March 9 - August 25, 2002 48. Louis Siegriest (1899-1989) Oakland Quarry, 1920 Oil on cardboard Gift of Louis Siegriest Between 1866 and 1930 this north Oakland stone quarry, now a man-made lake near the present site of the Payless store on Pleasant Valley Road, was the largest quarrying operation in the area. Its crushed blue rock was used as foundation for road building and related construction that saw a surge between the years of the 1906 earthquake and the Great Depression. "The Old Bilger Quarry" was part of the Oakland Paving Company that provided work for large numbers of immigrant Italian stone workers who lived in a large boarding house near the site. Louis Siegriest's painting, with its bold brushstrokes and strong colors, expresses the vitality of this essentially industrial subject.
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