Tag Archives: Murals

2017: Mural

Sam Rodriguez: Here & There (2017) “Recently, I completed the first of what I hope will be many projects here in my hometown of San Jose, California on 8th & Empire Streets….On this wall, there is a portrait of my … Continue reading

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1933: As for Myself, I Calmly Continued to Paint

Diego Rivera writes about the reactions to his murals in the Detroit Institute of Arts: Thoroughly immersed in my labors though I was, I became conscious after a time, that whispers were beginning to circulate through the city concerning certain … Continue reading

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1938: Einstein on the Bridge

Born in Lithuania,  Ben Shahn learned fresco painting as an assistant to Diego Rivera in the 1930s. As one of the artists commissioned for the New Deal Arts Project’s national mural program, Shahn created murals across the country that emphasized … Continue reading

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