Nation at Work

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Artist
Lifespan
1916-not known
Nationality
Information
Art Type
Media / Materials
Status
Year Completed
1936
Credit
Des Moines Public Schools
Location
Latitude & Longitude
41.591086, -93.658359
Location Description
Painted along south stairway inside Callanan Middle School, located at the southeast corner of 31st and Center Streets, Des Moines, Ia.

In the 1982 “A Catalog of New Des Mural Projects in Iowa”, co-authors Lea Rosson DeLong and Gregg R. Narber explained that the Grooms’ painting “portrays school activities of children and, in its center, the adult world of work: two classrooms are shown, one obviously a biology class, as well as a shop classroom. The adult work shown is building, typing and shoveling.”


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