Herman Volz
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1904
Birth Place: 
Zürich, Switzerland
Death Date: 
1990
Painter, muralist, lithographer. Volz studied art at the Commercial Art School in Zürich, the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna, and for four years in France, Spain, Italy, and Holland. He moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 1933 and in 1939 painted a huge mural on the facade of the Federal Building on Treasure Island. From 1944-48 he worked in Hollywood as a scenic artist and technical director at Actor's Lab. In the '60s he became a resident of San Jose. (Hughes) Worked as a non-relief artist for the San Francisco FAP during 1936-40 (Seaton)