Schomer Lichtner was born in Illinois, but spent much of his career in Wisconsin. Fittingly for someone who worked in the Dairy State, Lichtner painted a lot of cows. He also painted quite a few ballerinas. And sometimes, he painted ballerinas with cows — sometimes, being so Sketchy as to merge the two begging the questions: is it a cow spot or a tutu? and is that dancer’s leg going right through that cow?
Lichtner painted nine post office murals: Hodgen’s Mill (Hodgenville, Kentucky); Products of Industry and Agriculture, Farm Family, City Workers (Hamtramck, Michigan); and Agriculture, Indian Life, The Lake, The Pioneer, The Pioneer (Sheboygan, Wisconsin).
You can see more of his work at the Kohler Foundation website.