Detail from Preliminary Drawing (Casino Atrium, Garibaldi detail)
Watercolour and Graphite on Paper, 1929
Permanent Collection of the Catalina Island Museum
These poster depicts details taken from preliminary sketches by John Gabriel Beckman for the exterior murals of Catalina Island's famous Casino. The murals were executed by Beckman and a small team of artists in an astoundingly short four-month time period before the Casino's opening in 1929. Beckman is also known for the murals in Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.