The post office contains three tempera murals painted by Archie Musick in 1941, titled “Loading Cattle,” “Stockade Builders” and “Moving Westward.”
“Archie Musick, born in Kirksville, Missouri, was a student of Thomas Hart Benton and of Boardman Robinson. In the Red Cloud murals, his elongated forms in motion echo Benton’s style rather than Musick’s. Musick also completed other post office murals in Colorado and Missouri and in his later years, taught in Colorado.
He said that his first two mural commissions were ‘scenic pot-boilers on restaurant walls, (which) were happily destroyed by fire.’ His first important mural was a 5′ x 14′ one in the Colorado City Auditorium sponsored by the Public Works Project.”
http://communitydisc.westside66.org/html/colette/muralsSIG/RedCloudPage.html Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/
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