PEMABO’s Peace GardenPeter Mason Bond (1882 - 1971)
San Francisco, 94117, United States
About the Artist/Site
Peter Mason Bond was born in Australia and came to San Francisco in 1905. A retired sign painter turned artist-philosopher, Bond converted his San Francisco home into the Pemabo Peace Garden in his passionate search for world peace. Hundreds of hand-painted signs expressed his beliefs in the hypocrisy of the academic, political, and theological worlds, interspersed with a myriad of colorful scavenged materials. He also made oil paintings. There is a photograph of the site and a painting illustrated in Twentieth Century American Folk Art and Artists by Hemphill and Weisman. He was included in the exhibitions "Cat and a Ball on a Waterfall" and "Pioneers in Paradise." The Garden was dismantled after his death and most of the works destroyed.
~ Jo Farb Hernández
placards and signs
SPACES Archives Holdings
1 folder: clippings, correspondence, images
Map & Site Information
Latitude/Longitude: 37.7717185 / -122.4438929
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gary leung July 18, 2022
hi, the location of the garden was 1039 Clayton Street. love you site!