Among the many WPA funded artworks at the school is this four-panel fresco in the school auditorium “Teaching of the Arts” pained by Mitchell Siporin in 1938. Each panel is 15′ x 3’6.” From A Guide to Chicago’s Murals (2001):… read more
Among several other New Deal projects at the Lane Tech High School are these carved mahogany bas-reliefs in the school library. These 15′ x 6′ reliefs were carved by sculptor Peter Paul Ott, with assistance from wood workers Conzelman, Meuzenmeier,… read more
These two 14′ figures titled “Boys Rising From the Sea” were created by Charles Umlauf under the auspices of the WPA Federal Art Project.
This 43′ x 20′ oil on steel mural was painted as a fire curtain for the auditorium by artist John Walley. It is entitled “Indian Motif” and was installed in 1936 with funding from the WPA’s Federal Art Project. It… read more
Among the WPA artworks at Lane Tech High School are several frescoes in the school lunchroom, each depicting a different period of “Epochs in the History of Man.” These large (12′ x 14′) frescoes were painted by Edgar Britton in… read more