Post Office Mural – Canoga Park CA

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The Canoga Park post office is graced by a large oil-on-canvas mural by the artist, Maynard Dixon, painted in 1942. The mural is titled “Palomino Ponies—1840” and depicts several galloping horses and a rider:

Dixon was one of the most well-known painters of the American West.  He was 66 at the time he painted this mural, which would be his last public mural project.

The mural was commissioned by the Section of Fine Arts of the Federal Works Agency (which had previously been part of the Treasury Department).

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21801 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Coordinates: 34.2013, -118.603

2 comments on “Post Office Mural – Canoga Park CA

  1. steve janisz

    A wonderful American western mural in a lovely old building. May many more wonderful American murals grace the walls of Post Offices and other often visited buildings.

  2. Wayne Cohen

    As a child we did not have mail delivery to our new suburb for some time. So my Mother would walk with me to this Post Office often. I fell in love with this Dixon painting of the Palomino horses, and actually dreamt of them throughout my life, perhaps symbolizing my childhood. The effect of Public Art on children is a subject someone might want to study in depth.

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