Peter Mason Bond, PEMABO’s Peace Garden

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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



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San Francisco, California, United States
Latitude/Longitude: 37.761854 / -122.446702


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