New Mexico Art Tells its History

Plastering

Plastering, circa 1942
Manville Chapman (American, 1903 - 1978)
tempera on board, 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
On long term loan to the New Mexico Museum of Art from the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration
749.23P

Manville Chapman was a Colfax County pioneer's son, growing up in Raton, New Mexico. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and is known for many of his New Deal projects, including the eight murals at the historic Shuler Theatre in Raton, a series that shows trails blazed and towns created by the early settlers, stagecoach routes and railroad tracks. Chapman also lived in Taos and finally moved to California

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