Bruce Chessé
PO Box 15203
Portland OR 97293-5203
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RALPH CHESSÉ
1934-1940 WPA STYLE

In 1934 Ralph Chessé was a member of the California Labor school, working alongside, Ralph Stackpole, Otis Oldfield, Manard Dickson Victor Arnautoff and others. The arrival of the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera was to permeate every aspect of the San Francisco art scene. Along with Labaudt he produced a mural for the Coit Tower WPA art Project, shown below.


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PAINTINGS
New Orleans1919-1928
Asia 1931-1942
Biblical Series 1940-1950
WPA Style
Theater Series
Portraits
1951-1959
Europe
1960 -1969
Paris Exhibition 1963
Moore Gallery 1967
Poster Period
1970-1981
1982-1991

left hand paintings
WORKS ON PAPER
Watermedia & Drawing
Linocuts
Silk Screen
African American Images
SCULPTURE
PUPPETS
Marionettes 1928-1939
Marionettes 1940-1984
Brother Buzz 1952-1969
FAMILY HISTORY
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Rejected Proposal
for Coit Tower
Owned by Robert Rush
1932

Children At Play
Coit Tower Mural
1933

detail of center

1984 snapshot of Coit Tower and Bruce Chessé









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Family Portrait
owned byPortland Art Museum
1944




Old Blackman
1941



Dock Sweepers
1941

ChimneySweeps
owned by Allison Kendrick
1941




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Organ Grinder
1942



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Black South
1942



Praline Woman
1942



Nola
owned by Peter Albin
1942



Racoon Tree
1945



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