Post Office Mural – Oswego KS

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Description

The post office contains a Section of Fine Arts mural “Farm Life” painted by Robert E. Larter in 1940.

This depicts 2 seasons of farm work with the man on the left chopping wood with a hat and coat, the man on the right feeding hogs, though the trees in the background have no leaves.

Robert Larter studied at Choate School and Yale University school of Fine Arts. He taught art at Washburn, University from 1938. There is another mural by Larter in Philadelphia.

Source notes

http://www.wpamurals.com/kansas.htm
Park and Markowitz, Democratic Vistas, Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal, 1984.
newdealartregistry.org

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on August 20, 2012.

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Location Info

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819 4th St.
Oswego, KS 67356

Coordinates: 37.167122, -95.109031

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