Sherrod Library Mural – Johnson City TN

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Wendell Jones painted this Section of Fine Arts oil on canvas mural, “Farmer Family” for the Johnson City post office in 1940. “Farmer Family” was moved from the old post office when a new one was built and now hangs in the Sherrod Library on the East Tennessee State University campus.

The figure below the cow’s tail is a self-portrait of the artist. The Red Setter was Jones’s dog and the Irish Setter belonged to friend George Ludin, another prominent artists.

 

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Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/

Project originally submitted by Peter Jones on September 13, 2013.

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Location Info


344 J L Seehorn Jr Rd
Johnson City, TN 37614

Location notes: Sherrod Library, 1st floor

Coordinates: 36.302632, -82.365716

One comment on “Sherrod Library Mural – Johnson City TN

  1. Peter Jones

    Thanks for publishing the excellent photo of the whole mural. I would be happy to update the other two photos with images taken by the same professional photographer for the catalog I published in 2014, which is available from the Woodstock Artists Association.

    Two corrections: the red setter, an Irish setter named Casey, was my father Wendell Jones’s dog, while the English setter, named Popey, belonged to his best friend, the painter Eugene Ludins. (Eugene’s brother George Ludins was a veterinarian who retired to Florida and published a book on sailing.)

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