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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.

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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

Kingman/New York Times Mural…

EXCITING NEWS! On June 16, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. the public is invited to attend a special Unveiling Celebration of the Kingman/New York Times mural at the Omaha Public Library. This special mural which Eugene Kingman was commissioned by Arthur Hayes Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, to paint in 1946, was displayed in the Times lobby for over 40 years. It then was donated and shipped to the Joslyn Castle Trust in Omaha Nebraska for restoration, and on June 16, 2016 will have a new permanent home at Omaha’s Public Library.

For more information, read this Joslyn Castle Press Release. Also, a front page article in the Omaha World Herald describes this mural, and an earlier article announced the painting’s original installation.


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

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.

Seven National Park Paintings for the 1931 Paris Expo -  SymposiumPoster – Celebrating the 2016 National Park Service Centennial in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 21, 2016

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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