Post Office Mural – Albion NE

Description

Oil on canvas entitled “Winter in Nebraska” painted by Jenne Magafan in 1939.

“This mural was painted by Jenne Magafan, whose sister Ethel painted the Auburn mural. Jenne painted other murals in Colorado, Texas, and Utah. She also, with her sister, painted murals for the Social Security Building in Washington, D.C.

Jenne, like her sister, also came to Nebraska to do research for this mural, and both Jenne and the mural were warmly received by the people of Albion. In fact, a local “art critic” observed that the mural was “a right nice bit of art”, but was upset that the farmer was not dressed properly for the Nebraska winter!

Jenne went on to do “The Country Dance” mural for a post office in Texas as part of the same program.

Edward Chavez, the muralist who painted the mural for Geneva, Nebraska, was married to Jenne. Jenne died at the age of 31.”

Source notes

https://www.wpamurals.com/nebraska.htm
https://communitydisc.westside66.org/html/colette/muralsSIG/AlbionPage.html
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Location Info


310 West Church St.
Albion, NE 68620

Coordinates: 41.691880, -97.999910

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