Slide Title

Worcester: Foster St.

Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski
Sante Graziani

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Date

8-1-1979

Description

Foster St. in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts photographed in 1979. The mural to the right was painted by Sante Graziani (1920-2005), who was the head of the School at the Worcester Art Museum from 1951-1972 and its dean from 1972-1981. The mural depicts five illustrations of George Washington, and is known as the "Wall O'Washingtons.

Notes

Bibliography: Orr, Sara J. Selections from the American Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. Springfield, Mass: Springfield Library & Museums Association, 1999. pp. 80-82

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Creator 2 Dates

1920-2005

Creator 2 Role

Muralist

Building Type

Downtown

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Massachusetts -- Worcester; Downtown districts -- Massachusetts -- Worcester; Street art -- Massachusetts -- Worcester; Mural painting and decoration--20th century -- Massachusetts -- Worcester; Urban development

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Massachusetts

City Name

Worcester

Street Address

Foster St.

Keywords

cityscape, downtown, public art, mural, streetscape

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