John Edward Costigan looks like he’s from a different era. He’s a little David Lynch (the hair) and a little Jon Stewart (the concerned expression). Some of his work is very much in the social realism genre, but many of his paintings seem like the result of an impressionist wagon running into a fauvist train. I’m sure there’s a better way to describe it. I have several friends who are more astute students of art history. Anyone want to bail me out?
Costigan made three post office murals: Receiving the Mail on the Farm (Rensselaer, Indiana), Workers of the Soil (Girard, Ohio), and Receiving the Mail on the Farm (Stuart, Virginia).