Post office muralist, Anton Refregier, studied, for a time, with one of my favorite abstract expressionists: Hans Hofmann. I have no larger point to make about that. Just thought you ought to know.
Refregier’s bold honesty in his work sparked a fair amount of controversy. Refregier was not afraid to confront and depict — for all the public to see — racial and economic disparities, inequities, and injustices. From his San Francisco post office mural, Beating the Chinese, to his controversial mural series History of California, Refregier painted truth. His work was tried (art and truth won) in congress in 1953.