"Volunteer Fire Department"
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)
WPA Murals, Iowa Kristy Raine, When Tillage Begins: The Stone City Art Colony and School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Mount Mercy University Busse Library (2003) Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/
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