Post Office Mural – Vandalia IL

Description

The post office contains a 1935 Section of Fine Arts mural by Aaron Bohrod entitled “Old State Capital in Vandalia, Illinois.”

Idyllic vision of the old state capital in Vandalia, Illinois with men walking to the side door which is open and children and dogs playing on the yard. The capital is an intimate building closely surrounded by the downtown square. Large trees and lawn enhance the idyllic nature of the scene.

Aaron Bohrod was born in 1907 on the west side of Chicago. He studied at the Chicago Art Institute for 2 years and then went to the Student’s Art League in New York, City from 1926-1930. His style is realistic works of everyday scenes of the city. Later works were primarily done in the “trompe l’oeil style.

Source notes

Park and Markowitz, Democratic Vistas, Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal, 1984.

Chicago Modern 1893-1945, Pursuit of the New, Terra Art Museum.

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on January 26, 2013.

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Location Info


304 South 4th St,
Vandalia, IL 62471

Coordinates: 38.9595518, -89.09469949999999

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