Post Office Mural – Lakeville CT

Description

The historic Lakeville, Connecticut post office houses an example of New Deal artwork: a Section of Fine Arts-commissioned mural entitled “Ethan Allen in Forge Making Cannon Balls,” which was painted in 1942 by George R. Cox.

New Deal art website www.wpamurals.com has this anecdote from the artist’s grandson, Topher Cox:

“When my father was about 12, he and his father drove up to Lakeville. My grandfather had forgotten to sign his work. So around 1952 they drove up with a small can of paint and a brush. My grandfather met with the postmaster who gave him a small stool. My grandfather stood on the stool and signed the mural.”

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/286790288/
http://connecticutnewdealart.weebly.com/location.html
http://www.wpamurals.com/Lakevill.htm

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Location Info


339 Main Street
Lakeville, CT 06039

Coordinates: 41.965620, -73.440370

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