This painting of “Old Faithful” at Yellowstone National Park by Eugene Kingman is owned by the National Park Service. It was displayed in the Secretary of Interior, Ken Salizar’s office at the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C. during the 1990s.
In 1948 Eugene Kingman was commissioned by Mr. Arthur Hayes Sulzberger, Sr., CEO of The New York Times, to paint this mural, which hung in the New York Times lobby for years. It was donated to the Joslyn Castle and now is displayed in the Omaha Public Library. Note Susan Coolidge’s timeless quote: “Every day is a fresh beginning…Every morn is the world made new.”...
Eugene Kingman painted this cornfield in 1961 near Omaha, Nebraska. It was displayed at the Audubon Artists’ 19th Annual Exhibition in New York City, and also chosen for the cover of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company’s 1970 calendar.
This painting by Eugene Kingman is the last of a series of seven Yosemite paintings, commissioned by National Geographic and featured in the March 1937 issue of the magazine, to illustrate a fascinating geographical article by Wallace W. Atwood.
Eugene Kingman won a major commission, sponsored by the Section of Painting and Sculpture of the U.S. Treasury Department during the 1930s, to create spectacular murals at three U.S. Post Offices, which are still on display in Kemmerer, WY, East Providence, RI, and Hyattsville, MD. This mural is one of 3 murals exhibited in the Kemmerer Post Office.
Having been an instructor of lithography and mural painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, Eugene Kingman created this lithograph in Colorado during one of his trips to various National Parks in the West during 1938. In fact, it was in Mesa Verde where he met his wife, Elizabeth Yelm Kingman, an anthropologist and park ranger there!
"Art cannot get away from its period and time...Art and history are inseparable and dependent on each other."
Eugene Kingman (1909-1975) was a truly exceptional, amazing artist during the “New Deal” era, as well as a museum director later during his life. The profile Preserving His Legacy describes the life and career of this immensely creative and gifted person.
The Eugene Kingman/New York Times Mural was donated and unveiled during a special ceremony at the Dale Clark Public Library in Omaha, Nebraska.
This site is designed to honor Eugene Kingman’s legacy and highly creative artistic gifts. Over time it will be developed to provide a catalog raissoné of the artist’s works.
Eugene Kingman/New York Times Mural…
On June 16, 2016 the public attended a special Unveiling Celebration of the Eugene Kingman/New York Times Mural at the Omaha Public Library. This special mural, which Eugene Kingman painted in 1948, was displayed in the New York Times lobby for over 40 years. It then was donated to the Joslyn Castle Trust in Omaha Nebraska for restoration, and now has a new permanent home at Omaha’s Public Library. Links for more background information: Joslyn Castle’s Brochure, New York Times, and Omaha World Herald articles. Additional photos of this mural and all the folks involved with its restoration are available here.
U.S. Post Office Murals…
Eugene Kingman moreover won a major commission sponsored by the United States Treasury Art Project during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal era in the 1930s to create murals, which are still displayed in the main lobby of three U.S. Post Offices in Kemmerer, WY, Hyattsville, MD, and East Providence, RI.
Seven National Park Paintings for the 1931 Paris Expo – NPS Symposium Poster – Celebrating the 2016 National Park Service Centennial in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
An overview of Kingman’s Nebraska paintings can be found in Kingman’s Nebraska, a collection constituting the celebrated artist’s tribute to the Great Prairie-Plains of Mid 20th Century Nebraska.
Also, a fascinating article and 13 images of Eugene Kingman’s oil paintings in this 1937 issue of National Geographic Magazine, featuring both Yosemite and Crater Lake National Parks.
EXTERNAL RESOURCE LINKS for more information related to Eugene Kingman’s artwork.