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Stillman Hall mural study
Description: This mural study in pencil by Columbus, Ohio, artist Emerson Burkhart depicts historic methods of transportation, including covered wagons and horse-drawn carriages, ca. 1938-1939. It is one of the many studies for murals commissioned to Burkhart in 1930s, some of them funded by the Works Progress Administration. The sketch is a study for a mural he painted in Stillman Hall (then the Social Administration Building) at The Ohio State University, with panels featuring scenes from social and political history. Burkhart (1905-1969) was an artist very well known to Columbus residents during his lifetime. He was born in Union Township, Ohio. After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1927, he moved to the East Coast and studied art under the direction of Charles Hawthorne, among others. He returned to Ohio in 1931 to teach at Ohio School of Art in Columbus. He painted 3,000 pieces during his career, many of which were portraits of Ohio residents. In addition to painting local street scenes and rural landscapes, he is also known for numerous self-portraits. He was married to Mary Ann Burkhart, née Martin (1918-1955), a famous New York art model who became an artist herself. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: H64513_2_stitched
Subjects: Burkhart, Emerson (1905-1969); Cultural Ohio--Art and Artists; Public art; Federal Art Project; Works Progress Administration;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)