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Radnor's Lost Murals in 1940

This image, the only photograph known to focus on the installed murals, appeared in the 1940 Radnor High School yearbook.

 

Over the past few weeks we have seen images of Radnor Middle School's well-recognized auditorium murals, which were in place from 1951-2007 and the ones .

The earlier artwork was painted by Radnor student Charles Cajori, a senior in 1939 and now a celebrated contemporary American artist. The fate of Cajori's work for the school is unknown; they are presumed to be lost, though the art lives on, in a sense, through a few surviving black and white photographs.

This image, the only photograph known to focus on the installed murals, appeared in the 1940 Radnor High School yearbook. Three of the four panels are visible here. It is unfortunate that we know so little about this massive, symbolic and historically important work of art.

If any readers could provide any more information about them, please contact the Radnor Historical Society!

- Greg Prichard, Radnor Historical Society

Craig Sullivan April 04, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Ask Leo Barnabi at The school district or John DeFlamminis, I believe when construction of the new school was discussed the muriels were mentioned that they would be saved and placed in storage before demolition of the old middle school.

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