In 1960, philosophy student Howard Hack ’62 painted the university's most famous landmark. Half a century later, that painting is hanging at USF’s Downtown Campus, a recent gift of the noted artist.
“My time at USF followed three years painting oils in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where I was surrounded by magnificent churches,” he recalls. “St. Ignatius Church reminded me of these motifs. It seemed like a natural subject.”
Hack's work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum, among others. His studio is in Oakland.