American muralists

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).

Henry Varnum Poor - The Orchardist and His Family, or Summer Afternoon [1914] by Gandalf
Via Flickr:
Henry Varnum Poor (Chapman, Kansas, 1887 - 1970) was an American architect, painter, sculptor, muralist, and potter. In the late 1920s, Poor gained recognition as a painter and eventually turned to murals; he was commissioned to paint twelve murals in the U.S. Department of Justice and the mural Conservation of American Wild Life in the Department of the Interior during the 1930s. During World war II he was head of the War Art Unit of the Corps of Engineers. [Oil on canvas, 54 x 77 inches]

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

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

Larger-than-life work of art in Northern Ireland

A work of art the size of 44 Olympic swimming pools has just been completed in Northern Ireland. Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, a Cuban-American muralist who’s completed dozens of projects around the world, says this is his largest work yet. Alphonso Van Marsh reports.