Speaker Series

California State Archives

1020 "O" Street, 4th Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  (Talk starts at 5:15 p.m.)

Alfred Eichler: The Life of an Exceptional Architect and Watercolor Painter

Bruce MarwickThursday, January 17, 2019

Bruce Marwick will be giving a presentation on Alfred W. Eichler (1895-1977), an architect for 38 years in the California State Division of Architecture. Eichler excelled as both an architectural designer and a fine art watercolor painter. The presentation will explore the similarities and differences between Eichler's two bodies of work, and what they reveal about his life. The presentation will also look at how Eichler evolved stylistically as an architect: from the Beaux Arts drawings of his youth to the Mid-Century Modern buildings he designed for Capitol Mall in the 1950s.

About Our Speaker

Bruce A. Marwick is a Board Member of the Sacramento History Alliance and former Vice President for the Sacramento Art Deco Society. He spent many years as a marketing and graphic design professional in Los Angeles and Sacramento. His interest in Alfred Eichler stems from a presentation he created in 2017 titled, "3 Art Deco Artisans of Sacramento, Taliabue, Polifka & Eichler."

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Come early and enjoy our exhibit, Alfred Eichler: Art and Architecture in the Golden State, featuring the work of long-time state architect Alfred Eichler. The exhibit is located in our 4th Floor Gallery and is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Save the Date!

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, the Speaker Series will feature Steve and Susie Swatt discussing their book, Paving the Way: Women's Struggle for Political Equality in California (out in January).

More information about this and future speakers to come!


For a list of previous speakers, click here.