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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.

 

Kingman NYT mural dedicated at the Dale Clark Library, Maureen Waldron, and the Kingman daughters present.

The Eugene Kingman/New York Times Mural was donated and unveiled during a special ceremony at the Dale Clark Public Library in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

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Major Works

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.

MURALS

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 BrochureNew York Timesand 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.

 

PAINTINGS

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.

 

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Links

EXTERNAL RESOURCE LINKS for more information related to Eugene Kingman’s artwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting the NY Times mural


Every day is a fresh beginning
Every morn is the world made new

 

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