The mosaic, “Spanish California” was created by Stanton Macdonald-Wright for the Thomas Edison Middle School in Los Angeles, and hangs in the school’s auditorium foyer. Tiles of different shapes give the mural a variety of textures. Macdonald-Wright was an unemployed… read more
A mosaic mural entitled “Early California,” created by Stanton MacDonald-Wright for the Thomas Edison Middle School, has been lost. Stanton MacDonald-Wright was an unemployed artist hired by the Federal Art Project (FAP) in 1937.
“The City Hall walls feature historic Stanton Macdonald-Wright murals documenting the citys and the states history. MacDonald-Wright, is the founder of the Synchromism art movement. He pioneered a method called Petrachrome, painting murals with a liquid mixture of materials including… read more
"Beach scene" (1938), a petrachrome mural, is located outside the downtown parking structure.
“The Barnum Hall Theatre was built in 1938 by the Federal Works Project Administration (WPA) and also served as the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium when it was first built. It was designed to be a cultural center to the Santa… read more
“The foyer of Barnum Hall displays a handsome tile mosaic fifteen by seventeen feet in size, called “The Vikings.” The mosaic, and the mural on the asbestos stage curtain [“Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla”], are the work of a… read more
This very large mural by Stanton Macdonald-Wright “Invention and Imagination” consists of 30 panels and covers 2,000 square feet. In it’s original installation, it covered all wall space in the reading room of the previous Santa Monica Public Library at… read more
The mosaic is situated in the entrance to the building (formerly the South Gate Public Library). It has recently been designated a culturally significant landmark. “The tile mosaic entitled Evolution of Writing was created by Stanton MacDonald-Wright during his employ… read more