Jess, Kael, Basart House & Murals


Website for The Committee to Preserve the Jess Murals & Kael-Basart House, a Berkeley non-profit. The mission is to preserve a 1905 Arts and Crafts two story brown shingle home, which was once owned by the renowned film critic, Pauline Kael. In 1956, Kael asked the painter, Jess, to paint a series of murals in the upstairs rooms and hallway, which turned out to be his most jewel-like and ambitious mural project. The committee worked to preserve the murals.

Site is no longer in use, you can learn more about the house and the committee here.


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April 10, 2020