Skokie School Breinin Murals – Winnetka IL

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Description

The mural was painted in 1934 by Raymond Breinin, an artist hired by the Public Works Art Project. Soon after its completion, the mural became the subject of a political controversy and the school board voted to cover it. 

The remnants of the mural are located at the Skokie School Learning Center. The original artwork was 40 foot-wide by 10 foot-tall.

Source notes

Sally Schneiders, 2014, “When Art Was Threatening," Winnetkahistory. (https://www.winnetkahistory.org/gazette/when-art-was-threatening-the-hidden-wpa-mural-at-skokie-school/), accessed August 2021.

Project originally submitted by Barbara Pendleton on August 15, 2021.

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Location Info


520 Glendale Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093

Coordinates: 42.105362, -87.746708

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