Highland Park High School Murals – Highland Park IL

Description

The PWAP funded “nine murals titled “Scenes of Industry” at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois. The murals were painted on board by Edgar Britton in 1934.  The building was torn down and replaced.  No one knew about the murals until Hana Field, as an eighth grader, did a history project on New Deal art.  She called High Park High School.  A custodian found them, when he decided to look at some things in the attic.  The boards had been saved to cover broken windows.  They are now cleaned and restored and are in the media center.”

The 9 panels are oil on canvas and each is 9′ x 10′.

Source notes

http://www.rr1.net/users/methomwi/
http://www.newdealartregistry.org/

Project originally submitted by Erin TerBeek on October 4, 2012.

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Location Info


433 Vine Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035

Coordinates: 42.192308, -87.801241

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