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2nd Annual Minnesota Art and History

Wed, May 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 417

R. LeRoy Turner WPA Mural Study

Estimate: $300 - $600

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R. LeRoy Turner (American, 1905-1957). Watercolor and graphite on paper titled "Mural Study - Mining (Right Panel) - Two Harbors High School - Two Harbors, Minnesota," depicting a study for a WPA mural for the Two Harbors High School along the north shore of Lake Superior, ca. 1939. A copy of Turner's typewritten two panel mural plan is affixed along the verso. Among other teaching positions at the University of Minnesota, the St. Paul School of Art, the Walker Art Center, and Hamline University, Turner was an art instructor at Jo Lutz Rollins' "Stillwater Art Colony" from 1938 to 1950.
Sight; height: 16 1/2 in x width: 23 in. Framed; height: 25 in x width: 31 in.


There are no visible major losses, tears, or restorations when inspected under UV light. There is an area of possible water exposure along the lower edge; though due to the nature of the painting being executed in watercolors this may be original to the artistic process. There are 11 minute holes throughout the work, most visible in the beige areas of the work. Light wear to the frame; framed under TruView glass; not inspected out of frame.

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