This mural “Animal Circus” in the Mt. Pleasant library was painted by Aurelius Battaglia in 1934 through the Public Works of Art program (PWA) “Animal Circus” and another, “Animal Orchestra,” occupy two reading alcoves to this day.
Later he moved to California and joined Disney, animating classics such as Dumbo, Pinocchio and Fantasia.
Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry
Project originally submitted by Peter Cizmadia on July 22, 2013.