John Bassett Moore School Murals – Smyrna DE

Description

A collection of murals was painted for what is now the John Bassett Moore School in Smyrna, Delaware, commissioned by the WPA. Produced by Brandywine River School artists Walter Pyle, Jr., Stafford Good, and Edward Grant, the murals are entitled:

  • “Shipping Industry”
  • “Scenes of Agriculture”
  • “Cavalcade of Delaware”
  • “Student Activities”
  • “School Scenes”
  • “Heritage of Shakespeare”

The works were restored during extensive school district renovations in the 2000s.

Source notes

http://www.dcet.k12.de.us/teach/cyberfair/fry/Mural%20Works.html

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on July 20, 2016.

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Location Info


20 W Frazier St.
Smyrna, DE 19977

Coordinates: 39.298465, -75.605187

One comment on “John Bassett Moore School Murals – Smyrna DE

  1. Sid Vaneyck Sisk, Architect

    I bought a book today for 50 cents at a used book sale which had 4 illustrations by Stafford Good covered with “tissue” (1934) bouight because of these l930’s color illust. Also a woodcut on the Title Page. Also found an exquisite (crow quill) original of Indian & Canoe on page minus ii, it says (in crow quill) “to Nan, Xmas 1934 —Stafford” Whatever the $ value (who cares) it is gorgeous and I want to preserve it. Found out he was pal of Pyle and N.C.Wyeth and a WPA Muralist and a first rate painter. As a crow quill artist I know it is an original.

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