Peace, by Beniamino Bufano

Peace, which stood at the entrance of SFO for nearly four decades, was moved following the airport’s expansion and renovation; is now located on Brotherhood Way, near Lake Merced.

Beniamino Bufano (October 15, 1890 – August 18, 1970) was a California-based Italian American sculptor, best known for his large-scale monuments representing peace. His modernist work often featured smoothly rounded animals and relatively simple shapes. He worked in ceramics, stone, stainless steel, and mosaic, and sometimes combined two or more of these media. Some of his works are cast stone replicas. He sometimes went by the name Benvenuto Bufano because he admired Benvenuto Cellini. His youthful nickname was “Bene,” which was often anglicized into “Benny.” He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in November 1938.

2 Responses to Peace, by Beniamino Bufano

  1. Maui Surfer says:

    Bufano chopped off his trigger finger and sent it to President Woodrow Wilson at the onset of World War I as a protest against the war

  2. James stoval says:

    Bufano always fascinated me, my best friend lived in woodside hills on David d bohannon property. In the stable were molds of benny’s He got me my first job with David d’s daughter that led to me acquiring the largest original animal…there is a interview with Henry Miller that was on channel 54 or 10 that interest me

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