taught at the Californa School of Fine Arts (later called the San
Francisco Art Institute). In her diaries Anais Nin mentions he taught
once a week.
in the book "Artists in the Tamalpias Area.
of Varda" short film by the Sacramento City College Art Department
taught in New York at the Pratt Institute.
Varda appeared as a contestant opposite horseracing jockey Willy
Shoemaker on the CBS game show "The 64,000 Dollar Question"
Varda has a One Man show at the Oakland Museum, CA.
a cameo in the film 'ANAIS NIN OBSERVED: A Film Portrait of a Woman
as Artist' by Robert Snyder.
1960 - Created 16x20 foot wall mural mosaic for the old Villa
Roma Hotel in SF.
1961 - launched summer art workshop retreat with Louisa Jenkins
at St. Andrews Abbey
in Valyermo, California.
1961 - Builds
a $3000 house in Sonoma for Walter Landor using scavaged materials.
1964 - Varda
collages used illustrated to cover of a book for Anais Nin called
1965 - On the
jury of the "5th Annual Art Show" at Sausalito Women's
1965 - Has a
One-Man show at Brand Library in California, circa May 1st.
1965 - Varda
returned to Europe for a year's stay. Visits Malaga in Spain and
the Vaucluse in Southern France
1966 (circa) "A Portfolio" by Jean Varda published by
neice, Agnes Varda, arrived from France and shot a wonderful quasi-surreal
documentary film on him titled "Uncle Yanko". An
accomplished filmmaker, she is known as "the grandmother of French
1967 Varda participates
Broughton's film "Bed."
Poems by Yvan Goll, translated
by Robert Bly, George Hitchcock, Galway Kinnell, and Paul Zweig,
edited by Zweig, with drawings by Jean Varda. San Francisco:
Kayak Press, 1968. [Yvan died in 1950, but German
manuscripts were found in 1967].
has a show of his artwork at California School of Fine Arts.
1970 - Clara Wiles gives a show of Varda's work at her home (in
1970 - The last person to see Varda before he left for Mexico was
Alica Bay Laurel.
article about Varda's death and of the pouring of his ashes into
the bay form his sailboat. Harriet Carter sang at Varda's wake.
Saul Rhouda shot footage.
1971 De Young
Memorial Museum gives Varda a One Man show, which due to his death,
turned into a retrospecitve.
Arts Festival is dedicated to Jean Varda.
For Jean Varda" by George Hitchcock.
1983 Little Gallery does a Varda Retrospecitve
1988 - Sausalito
Art Fesitval tribute to Jean Varda
2002 Varda included
in Beat Art Museum show in Norway
Virgina Goldstien-Barclay (Varda's wife in the 1940s) dies.
2002 Sept. Vallejo
event commemorating Varda's Birthday