Talk:San Francisco Art Institute

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Articles for deletion

This article was nominated for deletion on 4 January 2006. The result of the discussion was keep. An archived record of this discussion can be found here.


An interesting section could be about how it's believed to be haunted, including the tower. I need to do the research and of course it would only say that it's believed by those sources. It 's an interesting aspect of the campus history and character.Warrenking (talk) 22:58, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

  • May, Antoinette. haunted house of california: a ghostly guide to haunted house and wandering spirit. 2000.Warrenking (talk) 23:01, 5 September 2010 (UTC)


I have done some major cleanup. (This article is on AFD with consensus "Keep if cleaned up".) The list of alumni and their accomplishments was way too long and inappropriate for this article. I have kept some, very crudely filtering the ones that seemed more notable. If anybody knows the subject area better please add back info from the pre-cleanup version [1] as appropriate. Quarl (talk) 2006-01-05 10:24Z

Proposal to shorten Alumni List[edit]

I started a category for SFAI alumuni - Category:San Francisco Art Institute alumni. I propose culling the alumni list to up to a handful of the most notable (wont be easy, but...) and include a link to the alumni category page for more. Dronthego (talk) 06:30, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Added a link to the SFAI Alum category page. The Alumni list is ridiculously long. Someone should shorten someday. Dronthego (talk) 03:47, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Removed alumni list and left link to Alumni category. The list was just getting longer and no one seemed to be culling it down. Deciding who is actually "notable" seems unrealistic, so linking to all Alumni in the category seems simpler. Also, cleaned up the page by adding columns for the faculty lists. --Dronthego (talk) 15:36, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

This article does not mention one of the most distinguished alums and teachers from CSFA, Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993). He was close friends with Park and Bischoff (mentioned) but achieved a much larger national reputation than either. He had some 68 one-person shows during his lifetime and 38 since his death. The latest major exhibition was at the London Royal Academy in 2015. In May of 2015 two of his paintings sold for $2.53 million and $8.956 million, respectively, at Sotheby's. His 4-volume Catalogue Raisonne is coming out in 2016. I am an art museum docent creating a talk on Diebenkorn. ----kowsowitz

Good point! You should add that into the body of the article. --Dronthego (talk) 15:06, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Revision of History[edit]

There are a number of problems in the "history" section. For instance, the 2009 layoffs portion at the end is an unnecessarily long footnote in a 140 year history, and is now not even current information following the school's settlement with the laid off faculty. The history section itself should be otherwise updated past the year 1969. The ridiculously long list of alumni and faculty should be worked into the history to give it context as well. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:46, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

It looks like the history has been updated, using prominent names, but the 2009 layoffs part is even more dated now, so I'm removing it. HarZim (talk) 04:43, 30 July 2014 (UTC)