The People of San Francisco

1982 – PRESENT

The concept for the series The People of San Francisco: Lives of Accomplishment, begun in 1982, was inspired by the People of Biot drawings. In an effort to reconnect with the San Francisco community when she moved back in the late 1970s, Badgley Arnoux began to sketch and paint her neighbors. She later expanded this practice to reflect the cultural diversity she encountered in the City. Badgley Arnoux notes that, “There are many who have given so much of themselves to create the spirit of San Francisco. These portraits are my way of giving something back to them – and to all of you.”  (Susan Hillhouse, People of San Francisco)

Badgley Arnoux had a solo exhibition of the People of San Francisco series at the California Historical Society (1985); SF Arts Commission Gallery (City Hall) (2001);  and at The Old Mint, sponsored by the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society (2011).

The Fox #7, oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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The Fox #7, oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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The Fox #7, oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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The Old Woman in the Shoe #5 oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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The Old Woman in the Shoe #5 oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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Rings on Her Finger #1, oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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Rings on Her Finger #1, oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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Rings on Her Finger #1, oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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The Old Woman in the Shoe #5 oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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The Old Woman in the Shoe #5 oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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The Old Woman in the Shoe #5 oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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The Old Woman in the Shoe #5 oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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The Old Woman in the Shoe #5 oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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The Old Woman in the Shoe #5 oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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The Old Woman in the Shoe #5 oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2006 - 2008

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BELOW: The Painting of Cyril Magnin would be preferred here.

Chess board: Fantasy and Intellect in Combat, 2008, 48" x 48" x 48", Mixed media