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Muralist at Work

September-October 2011

<i>Lawrence School Garden</i>

Lawrence School Garden

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

Student working on <i>Lawrence School Garden Mural</i>

Student working on Lawrence School Garden Mural

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

Detail of <i>Native Waters</i>

Detail of Native Waters

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

Community volunteers painting <i>Native Waters</i> in Atlanta, Georgia.

Community volunteers painting Native Waters in Atlanta, Georgia.

<i>Amherst Community History Mural</i>

Amherst Community History Mural

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

Detail of <i>Amherst Community History Mural</i>

Detail of Amherst Community History Mural

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

<i>Alewife Reservation</i>

Alewife Reservation

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

Painting <i>Lifeline</i>

Painting Lifeline

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

Detail for <i>Mystic River Mural</i>

Detail for Mystic River Mural

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

Detail for <i>Mystic River Mural</i>

Detail for Mystic River Mural

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

Detail for <i>Mystic River Mural</i>

Detail for Mystic River Mural

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

Detail for <i>Mystic River Mural</i>

Detail for Mystic River Mural

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

Student painting a section of <i>Mystic River Mural</i>

Student painting a section of Mystic River Mural

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

<i>Sunday Afternoon on the Charles</i>

Sunday Afternoon on the Charles

Photograph courtesy of David Fichter

above, see additional images of work by mural painter David Fichter, beyond what appeared in print. In the video below, Fichter describes some aspects of his art, which was portrayed in an article in the Montage section of Harvard Magazine.  There's an exploration of Sunday on the Charles River, a large mural on one side of a Trader Joe's food market in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and details and images from several of his other murals. 

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Photograph courtesy of Clint Smith

The Art of Protest

This portrait of Edward Holyoke, Harvard’s ninth president, painted ca. 1759-1761, was Copley’s first commission from the College.

Harvard University Portrait Collection (H6); photograph by Harvard Art Museums Imaging Department/©President and Fellows of Harvard College

John Singleton Copley and Harvard, by Jane Kamensky

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This portrait of Edward Holyoke, Harvard’s ninth president, painted ca. 1759-1761, was Copley’s first commission from the College.

Harvard University Portrait Collection (H6); photograph by Harvard Art Museums Imaging Department/©President and Fellows of Harvard College

John Singleton Copley and Harvard, by Jane Kamensky