HAROLD "BUCK" WEAVER
Two huge murals that will
take part of the beauty of the Southwest east of the Mississippi were completed
this week after two months of hard work by Edith Hamlin Dixon and her two
Californian associates, Buck Weaver and Milford Zornes. The paintings will
be shown at a private exhibition Sunday at the old administration building at
the Tuscon Medical center where the work has been done. Next week the Grand
Canyon and Taos pueblo scenes will be rolled on cylinders, to be suspended at
each end and shipped to Chicago, where they will be installed in the new
ultramodern city ticket office of the Santa Fe railroad, to be opened July 1.
Storm in Canyon
Both the murals are mainly in pastel shades of blue, pink, and tan. The painting of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, 11 by 32 feet, is softly shadowed and shows a storm in one portion with a rainbow. The second mural, of the Taos pueblo, most pictured of any pueblo in the Southwest, shows two winged Eagle dancers in the foreground of the centuries-old forerunner of the modern apartment house. The mural of the New Mexican scene is 11 by 19 feet.
The murals are a sequel to a commission completed last year for the Santa Fe office in Los Angeles, where a Grand Canyon scene was also installed. The two paintings for the Chicago were designed by Mrs. Dixon, whose husband was the late Maynard Dixon, well-known western artist. She also helped her husband design the murals for the previous job. Zornes and Weaver painted several of the big murals at the San Francisco exposition. Mrs. Dixon will go to Chicago to direct the installation of the murals and plans to go on to New York.
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