Raymond Breinin painting the Skokie School WPA Mural
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.
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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