Virden, IL 62690
Title of the artwork: “Illinois Pastoral”
Artists: James Daugherty
If I had to provide one word to describe this mural I’d say “wavy”. If I had to use another word I’d say “colorful”. I think those are the two best descriptions of this mural. I also like that it takes up the entire wall. I spent a nice bit of time in Virden. There was a lot going on in this mural and I took a bunch of detail pictures.
What is your one word to describe this mural? What is your favorite piece of it or part of it? Did you know the artists? Please comment and share below.
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 5/2/2015 by David, Post Office Freak
- (affiliate link) Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal: [Hardcover] Marlene Park, Gerald E. Markowitz
- Living New Deal: (www.livingnewdeal.org)
- (affiliate link) A Guide to Depression Era Art in Illinois Post Offices: [Pamphlet] Mary Emma Thompson, PH. D.