Today’s card was inspired by post office muralist, Henry Simon. Mr. Simon enjoyed (or he didn’t) a bit more success than many of the post office muralists I’ve written about. Still, I’m sorry to say that I don’t recall hearing anything about him even when I was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Better late than never, I suppose.
Simon painted two post office murals: Wildlife Conservation in Arkansas (DeWitt, Arkansas) and Wright Brothers in Ohio (Osborn/Fairborn, Ohio).
My personal Simon artwork favorite? Industrial Frankenstein, of course. Very sketchy.