COVID Card #365

COVID Card #365

Well, here we are. It’s a year and some change after I swore a solemn social media oath to send one card or letter per week in order to support the United States Postal Service. The service still needs our help. Millions of people who depend on the postal...
COVID Card #364

COVID Card #364

Post office muralist, Edward Winter, was better known as an enamelist than a painter. He created one post office mural: Flora and Fauna of the Region (Cassville, Missouri), which is, I suspect, the only post office mural made of porcelain and enamel — though I...
COVID Card #363

COVID Card #363

German-born Joseph Paul Vorst is the first post office muralist I’ve come across who was a Mormon. Vorst, who was 33 when he immigrated to the US, is also the only post office mural I’ve come across whose art education was exclusively outside of the US....
COVID Card #362

COVID Card #362

Painter, lithographer and draftsman, Ross Eugene Braught was called “the greatest living American draftsman” during his lifetime by his friend and colleague, Thomas Hart Benton. (source) From the comfort of my fragile glass house, I do like to toss a few pebbles at...
COVID Card #361

COVID Card #361

Byron Burford was an artist and writer. He studied with Grant Wood in Iowa, where he struck up a friendship with Kurt Vonnegut (as my best friend met Kurt Vonnegut, that means I’m two people away from Byron in the Kevin Bacon game — very useful…)....

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