This Kansan’s work can be seen throughout the state.
During the Great Depression, he received a WPA (Works Progress Administration) grant to create murals across Kansas. He received training at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago Art Institute, and the Art Students League in New York City.
From the 1920s through World War II, he worked as a freelance illustrator.
In 1934, this Kansan painted four murals in the library at Kansas State University symbolizing the arts, industry and science, home and agriculture.
During the 1950s, he illustrated pilot’s handbooks and precision drawings for McDonnell Douglas in Los Angeles but was also commissioned by Kansas state architect Charles Marshall to paint eight murals on the ground floor of the Statehouse rotunda.
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