American muralists

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

Stuart’s Raiders at the Swollen Ford
Jared French (American; 1905–1988)
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).

Study for “Prometheus,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
John Singer Sargent (American; 1856–1925)
1916–21
Oil on canvas
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts | © President and Fellows of Harvard College

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

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

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

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