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Kansas City

 

A student posing

From September 1940 until June 1941 he was an "artist in residence" at the University of Kansas City, in Kansas City, Missouri.

The theme he chose for his five murals in the Language Arts Building was that of "Don Quixote in the Modern World." The students, faculty, and staff served as models, and in the ancient manner several students also served as apprentices.

Don Quixote Murals

 

Student   Painting Don Quixote
Quintanilla and a student assistant   Painting on the wet plaster

 

 

Tracing   Applying the plaster
Tracing an outline.  

The university's master engineer, Carl E. Kurtz, served both as plasterer and the model for Sancho Panza.

 

 

Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood

Grant Wood (on the left) and Thomas Hart Benton visit the campus to examine the evolving murals.

From the Kansas City Star, January 6, 1941.

 

 

The Don Quixote Murals

Studies for the Don Quixote Murals

 


 

 

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