New Deal Art in Reedsburg,
This 5'x 12-1/2' oil
on canvas mural is in the lobby of the Post Office. Titled "Dairy
Farming" by Richard Jansen, it was installed in 1940.
Richard Jansen was born in Milwaukee, WI in
1910. He also did a mural for the Sauk Centre, MN Post Office entitled,
"Threshing Wheat" and for the Lincolnton, NC Post Office entitled,
"Threshing Grain." He studied at the Layton School of Art and
first exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute in 1934. He exhibited all
over WI, in Buffalo, NY, the New York World's Fair and in Key
West, FL as a WPA artist. His paintings are displayed in numerious
photograph courtesy of
William C. Schuette, Sauk County Historical Society
and submitted with the compliments of
Paul E. Petosky, "Postmarks
from the Past"
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