How it used to be. They may or may not have looked quite like this. Bits and pieces for various murals and other pictures by American artist Kenyon Cox. Living from 1856 to 1919, he was an early instructor at the Art Students League of New York. He painted murals for the state capitols of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Also for the Library of Congress.

Study for a mural entitled “The Light of Learning” which was donated by William Hays to the Winona Free Public Library in Winona Minnesota, in 1910. It depicts the allegories of the arts, from right to left: Art, Poetry, Romance, Learning, Philosophy, History, and Science. Demi-lune. 1909. American. Oil on canvas. Kenyon Cox, artist. Signed and dated Kenyon Cox 1909 on the lower right and inscribed Winona Library on the lower left. Exhibited at the ‘Twenty-Sixth Annual Exhibition’, Architectural League of New York, New York, New York, ca. 1912. Image © Bonhams 2001-2022. Fair use license. via
Tradition. 1916. American. Oil on canvas. Kenyon Cox, artist. Collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cc0 License 1.0. . Image via

The Blessed Damozel ‘One of God’s Choristers’. 1886. American. Oil, grisaille on canvas. Kenyon Cox, artist. Signed Kenyon Cox on the lower left. Collections of the Brooklyn Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via
Science and Art, Decorations for rotunda, Iowa State Capitol – The Progress of Civilization. Scale 1 inch + 1 foot. Mural study. 1905-1906. American. Oil on canvas. Kenyon Cox, artist. Signed on the lower right. Image source: Collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died in 1919. via,_Science_and_Art(mural_study,State_Capitol,_Des_Moines,_Iowa)1959.10.5-_Smithsonian_American_Art_Museum.jpg

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