Does anybody know who Jos D. Myers is?
I found one of his seco fresco painting (1946) in the post office of downtown lake worth. I need his biography or any information about him and that painting on the wall.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
In 1946 Joseph D. Myers opened a stained glass studio beside his home in the sleepy riverside area of Tampa known as Seminole Heights.The muralist soon became known for his original stained glass art.
By 1999 the firm , which has always consisted of two or three persons, had designed, painted, fabricated and installed stained glass in over 200 churches and repaired the windows in 200 more.
The Myers' windows can be seen at Hillsborough High School and Plant High School in Tampa, the H. Lee Moffatt Cancer Center and Veteran's Hospital in Tampa, and Sea World in Texas, along with many restaurants, banks, government buildings, amusement parks, offices, and residences in the Tampa bay region. Their stained glass graces churches from Paducah, Kentucky to the Cayman Islands.
“Settlers Fighting Alligator from Rowboat” was painted by Joseph D. Myers in 1941 for the Lake Worth, Florida post office.
Most of the Post Office works of art were funded through commissions under the Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture (later known as The Section of Fine Arts) and not the WPA.
"Often mistaken for WPA art, post office murals were actually executed by artists working for the Section of Fine Arts. Commonly known as "the Section," it was established in 1934 and administered by the Procurement Division of the Treasury Department. Headed by Edward Bruce, a former lawyer, businessman, and artist, the Section's main function was to select art of high quality to decorate public buildings if the funding was available. By providing decoration in public buildings, the art was made accessible to all people." from "Articles from EnRoute : Off The Wall: New Deal Post Office Murals" by Patricia Raynor
- Anonymous1 decade ago
There is a lot of good painters you just have to look for one.