Post Office Mural – Corydon IA

Project type: Art, Murals
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Description

The New Deal mural “Volunteer Fire Department” was painted by Marion Gilmore in 1942. Gilmore also won the Forty-Eight States design competition of 1939 for her mural Band Concert,” for the town of Corning, Iowa.

From When Tillage Begins: The Stone City Art Colony and School: “A lifelong resident of Ottumwa, Iowa, Marion Gilmore… pursued art studies at the Art Students League and the Phoenix Art Institute, where she focused on commercial art. At the latter, Gilmore studied from 1931-32 under Norman Rockwell and other popular artists.” (projects.mtmercy.edu)

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Location Info


215 West State Street
Corydon, IA 50060

Location notes: Lobby

Coordinates: 40.757782, -93.319053

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