Card 201 was inspired by the art of Lucile Blanch. Compared to most of the female muralists I’ve encountered (and measured by what is available on the web — admittedly a less-than-definitive resource), Ms. Blanch was quite prolific — and I really like a lot of her work. Her work covered several genres, a few of which can be seen in the holdings at the Whitney’s website.
Blanch created four post office murals: Osceola Holding Informal Court with His Chiefs (Fort Pierce, Florida), Crossing to the Battle of Blue Licks (Flemingsburg, Kentucky), Rural Mississippi (Tylertown, Mississippi), and Appalachia (Appalachia, Virginia).
Just for fun…here’s a spouse-swapping photo of Blanch, her husband Arnold, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo. Fun times