American muralists

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925)
Sketch for Chiron and Achilles
1922–24
Oil and graphite on canvas

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Jared French (American; 1905–1988)
Stuart’s Raiders at the Swollen Ford
1939
Oil and tempera
Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Washington, D.C.

Mural executed under the auspices of the Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture (later called the Section of Fine Arts) for the Richmond Parcel Post Building (subsequently transferred to the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. U.S. Courthouse Annex, Richmond, Virginia).

Hildreth Meière (American; 1892–1961)
Design for Sand-Blasted Glass Mural: Mercury Gathering Air Waves Amidst Planets and Stars
1932
Brush and white gouache, black wash, graphite on tan paper
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York

Executed for A Century of Progress (1933 World’s Fair, Chicago, Illinois)

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925)
Sketch for Atlas and the Hesperides
Oil and graphite on canvas, 1922–24
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925)
Sketch for Phaethon
Oil and graphite on canvas, 1922–24
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts