The Sunday Afternoon Watercolor Society

San Francisco Impressions

John Lund Kriken



The Sunday Afternoon Watercolor Society shows areas of San Francisco for the unique places they are, which are responsible for the city’s identity and iconic scenes such as: The Ferry Building and plaza, Golden Gate Park, Russian and Nob Hills, The Palace of Fine Arts, and the downtown skyline.



7" x 7.5", portrait
Publication date: 
Fall 2016
Rights world: 

The Sunday Afternoon Watercolor Society (SAWS) was started over twenty years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area by founder John Kriken. John, a prolific architect and professor with UC Berkeley, has archived his paintings since SAWS conception and releases them now in this exclusive art book. The Sunday Afternoon Watercolor Society: San Francisco Impressions has over 100 original watercolor paintings from Mr. Kriken, wherein you can also find how to purchase the original paintings outright, with a portion of proceeds going to go to the Katherine and John Lund Kriken Graduate Student Award at UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.


About the author: 

John Lund Kriken is an internationally known city planner and urban designer and the founder of SOM’s San Francisco-based Urban Design & Planning Studio. He served as a general partner from 1994-2004. His professional experience has ranged from plans for new cities to downtowns and neighborhoods, as well as to campus plans for leading corporations and universities.


Mr. Kriken’s work has won more than 20 national design awards from Progressive Architecture, the American Institute of Architects, and the American Society of Landscape Architects, among others. He has taught urban design at the University of California, Berkeley; Rice University; and Washington University, and has served on numerous arts and community boards; design review panels; and design award juries. He is the founding member of the thirty-four-year-old Sunday Afternoon Watercolor Society.


Featured Books

Chile's Wilderness Jewel

Antonio Vizcaino

The Great Wetlands of Argentina

Juan Ramón Díaz Colodrero

Antonio Vizcaíno and Douglas Tompkins 

Antonio Vizcaíno

Antonio Vizcaino

with Douglas Tomkins and President Sebastian Pinera