Coast Road #2, 1938
Harold Mallette Dean

Born in Spokane, Washington, Harold Mallette Dean moved to San Francisco in 1927 and enrolled in the California School of Fine Arts where he was influenced by Ray Boynton. He was one of the most prolific painters of government-sponsored murals in Northern California. Dean was among the 26 artists selected by the Public Works of Art Project to create the famed Coit Tower murals and one bas relief. Before retiring in San Rafael, California, he taught printmaking at Marin Junior College, and at his alma mater, the California School of Fine Arts.