Berkeley Campus Scenes by Pedro J. Lemos
Faculty Glade is a woodblock print by PEDRO JOSEPH LEMOS (1882-1954). Although not obvious from the angle Lemos has depicted, Faculty Glade is a popular open space on UC Berkeley’s campus. The natural amphitheater of the glade has been used for a variety of musical and theatrical performances over the years. There is archeological evidence that this area was once the site of an Ohlone Native American settlement that relied on the supply of fresh water and fish in the creek. In the background is the Faculty Club, an architectural gem of Craftsman design by renowned Berkeley architect, Bernard Maybeck.
Lemos was among the most influential of the Bay Area's artists and educators of the “Arts and Crafts” era, who was not only an important artist and educator of the applied arts and design in numerous media, but also as an architectural designer, writer, publisher, painter, and printmaker.
This print and its companions in the “Berkeley” series were produced for the “Blue and Gold” Yearbook of the University of California’s Class of 1917. They have been digitally scanned on high-quality graphic paper and fused on a wooden block with recessed bracing for immediate wall-mounting. A clear coat of UV film has been applied to protect and enhance color stability.