James D. Phelan (WPA) by Peter Van Valkenburgh

James D. Phelan (WPA) by Peter Van Valkenburgh

James D. Phelan (WPA)

Peter Van Valkenburgh

Title

James D. Phelan (WPA)

 
Artist
Year
1939  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
14 x 9 3/4" image 
Signature
signed only on the matrix 
Edition Size
about 28 impressions 
Annotations
dated under the signature on the matrix; bears the blindstamp of the California Federal Art Project in the lower right corner of the paper 
Reference
WPA Graphics Achenbach Collection 65.37.959 
Paper
ivory wove Warren's Oldstyle 
State
published 
Publisher
California Federal Art Project WPA 
Inventory ID
AFAE198 
Price
$450.00 
Description
James D. Phelan was born the son of an Irish immigrant on April 20, 1861, in San Francisco. He graduated from St. Ignatius College and studied law at the University of California, Berkeley. Phelan became a banker and was elected Mayor of San Francisco serving between 1897 and 1902. He was a member of the Democratic Party and the Bohemian Club. Phelan was elected to the United States Senate and served between the years 1915 and 1921. After his death on August 7, 1930, his estate, Villa Montalvo, was gifted to the people of Santa Clara County. Today it is a center for visual and performing arts.