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John Steuart Curry sketch

Curry, John Steuart

In the late 1930s, artist and Kansas native John Steuart Curry produced this preliminary sketch for the mural, "Tragic Prelude," housed at the Kansas Statehouse. The sketch references John Brown and the struggle against slavery during the Territorial Period. Curry completed the mural in 1942, but due to Kansans' critical reaction he refused to complete the project. In 1993, The Wunderlich Mongerson, a Chicago-based art gallery, collaborated with Curry's widow to donate this sketch.

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John Steuart Curry sketch

Curry, John Steuart

In the late 1930s artist and Kansas native John Steuart Curry produced this preliminary sketch of conquistadors for the mural Tragic Prelude housed at the Kansas statehouse. The sketch references the 1541 Spanish expedition through Kansas led by Francisco Coronado. Curry completed the mural in 1942, but due to Kansans' critical reaction he refused to complete the project. In 1993, The Wunderlich Mongerson, a Chicago-based art gallery, collaborated with Curry's widow to donate this sketch.

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Birger Sandzen

This is an informal portrait of artist Birger Sandzen, 1871-1954, seated in his Lindsborg, Kansas, study with samples of his artwork and art collection.

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Marijana Grisnik

Grisnik, Edward

Marijana Grisnik, 1936-, posed in her dining room with samples of Povitica, a traditional Croatian bread.

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Dedication of eight mural paintings

This brochure has pictures and descriptions of the eight mural paintings in the Kansas State Capitol and information about the artist, Lumen Martin Winter.

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Marijana Grisnik

Grisnik, Edward

Marijana Grisnik seated on her front porch, Kansas City, Kansas.

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Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketches by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946), for the rotunda at the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The sketches were a reflection of the "historic struggle of man with nature" and how the hand of erosion was moving toward the abandoned farm house. These panels were to be commissioned into murals for the second chapter in the state's history. However, the proposals never became a reality because of the controversy surrounding Curry's earlier projects "Tragic Prelude" and the "Kansas Pastoral" which illustrated the first and third chapters in the state's history on the second-floor of the capitol.

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Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketches by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946), for the rotunda at the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The sketches are a reflection of the homestead and the building of barb wire fences. These panels were to be commissioned into murals for the second chapter in the state's history. However, the proposals never became a reality because of the controversy surrounding Curry's earlier projects "Tragic Prelude" and the "Kansas Pastoral" which illustrated the first and third chapters in the state's history on the second-floor of the capitol.

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Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows the preliminary work on a portion of the statehouse mural entitled "Tragic Prelude" by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946). Located north of the archway on the second-floor of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas, the mural illustrates a bison hunter with a slain bison and thundering herds of bison in the background. The mural's dimensions are 22 feet long and 11 1/2 feet high.

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Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketches by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946), for the rotunda at the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The sketches are a reflection of the sacrifice of life on the Santa Fe Trail and the oil field industry and were to be commissioned into murals for the second chapter in the state's history. However, the proposals never became a reality because of the controversy surrounding Curry's earlier projects "Tragic Prelude" and the "Kansas Pastoral" which illustrated the first and third chapters in the state's history on the second-floor of the capitol.

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