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
1922–24
Oil and graphite on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

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

chicagotribune.com
Hyde Park mural artist returns decades later to give worn art new life
On the day she fell, Caryl Yasko had barely begun the work of restoring her mural under the viaduct at 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue.
Par Chicago Tribune
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We are inspired by muralist Caryl Lasko who, in the middle of restoring the Hyde Park mural she painted more than 40 years ago, broke her femur and coached her assistant through part of the restoration from her hospital bed before she was able to get back on her feet.

The University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement agreed to finance the restoration of Lasko’s 1972 mural “Under City Stone,” which is considered “one of the last murals from the heyday of the public art movement” that emanated around the world from Chicago and which was founded in part by Lasko’s mentor, the great African-American muralist William Walker.