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This 16′ x 40′, oil on canvas mural, “Modern Education/School Activities,” was completed in 1942 by Frank Tolles Chamberlin through the PWAP. It adorns the school library. The artist described its theme as “youth and its activities.” According to Pasadena News Now, “With a typical Southern California landscape as a backdrop, forty-nine students of different backgrounds participate in a number of activities such as chemistry, sculpture, radio transmission, horseback riding and blacksmithing. The mural conveys the artist’s passion and faith in the power of education.” The mural received much-needed restoration work in 2017.
New Deal Art Registry /CaliforniaLeads.pdf Description by the artist at: www.publicartinla.com http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/community-raises-100000-to-carefully-restore-damaged-new-deal-era-mural-at-mckinley-school/#.WUFi9FKZNsM
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