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American painter, born in St Louis, Missouri. He studied at Dallas Art Institute, 1925–6, and at the *Art Students League, New York, 1927–31. During the 1930s and early 1940s he worked with the *Federal Art Project in a *Social Realist vein, creating some impressive murals. The largest one, the 70-metre-long Flight (1942) at La Guardia Airport, New York, was painted over in the 1950s but was restored in 1980.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)