Percy Julian Junior High School: Kelpe Mural – Oak Park IL

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Karl Kelpe painted this oil on canvas mural, entitled “Pioneers,” in 1936 with WPA Federal Art Project funding. It measures 16’11” by 8′. From the New Deal Art Registry: “This mural and a companion piece “(“Early Farmers”) were originally in the main entrance of the old Julian School building.” “Early Farmers” is now located in the Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School.

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Location Info


416 S. Ridgeland Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Location notes: D Wing (Music Wing)

Coordinates: 41.881113, -87.783892

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