Win Ng

Wave (1959)

Born in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Win Ng established his reputation as a master ceramist, with an initial focus on abstract, non-utilitarian works in the tradition of Peter Voulkos. Raised in Chinatown, he attended Saint Mary’s Academy for six years where he studied Chinese language. Later, he attended City College of San Francisco, and San Francisco State. After discharge from the army, he … Read more »

Ruth Asawa


Hyatt Foundation
Cast Bronze, 1973… Read more »

Manuel Neri

Neri-Standing-Plaster Figure

Standing Plaster Figure
Enamel on plaster, 5 1/2″x6 1/4″, 1959… Read more »

Luis Cervantes

Luis Cervantes 1

Luis Cervantes, 1923-2005 – artist, painter, sculptor, philosopher, and muralist who inspired generations of artists.

“He was passionate about creating a message about one’s roots. ” Luis Cervantes and his wife, Susan Kelk Cervantes, opened the New Mission Gallery in the 1960s, and in 1977, they started Precita Eyes Muralists, whose mission is to produce urban community art through collaborations. Mr. Cervantes directed many … Read more »

Sung Woo Chun


The Joy of Ancients
Oil on Canvas, 70 x 62 inches, 1961… Read more »

Carlos Villa

Mask – Unmask
Feathers, acrylic on unstretched canvas… Read more »

Adaline Kent

'Presence', Magnesite, Collection of SFMOMA

Adaline Kent was born in Kentfield, California in 1900. She attended Vassar College and upon graduation she returned to the Bay Area, where she studied for a year (1923-24) with Ralph Stackpole at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute). Stackpole was a leading proponent of the “direct-cut” sculpting method. She then traveled to Paris in 1924 to study … Read more »

Jimi Suzuki

Black Hole
Oil on Canvas, 33 x 30 inches, 1962… Read more »