Penguins

Location
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center on Civic Center Drive. The sculpture is located in the entrance between Walnut Street and Stevenson Blvd.

Description
"Penguins" a sculpture by Beniamino B. Bufano in granite

"Benny" Bufano was born in Italy in 1898 and the family emigrated from Italy to New York when "Benny" was three years old. Bufano came to San Francisco to work on a sculpture for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Later, Bufano taught at the San Francisco Institute of Art, at UC-Berkeley, and at the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland. Although Bufano was only five feet tall, his work was often monumental in scale. Bufano remained in San Francisco until his death in 1970.

Other Bufano works to be found in Fremont are "Bear and Cubs," also at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, and "St Francis," located at the Berge-Pappas-Smith Mortuary.
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