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The Great Room Murals
David Hicks Overmyer painted the four Historic Farrell Library murals in 1934 as part of the federal government’s Public works of Art Project. Each of these murals is 11’ x14’ and their subjects symbolize the four major academic pursuits of the institution at the time: science and industry, agriculture and animal husbandry, the arts, and home economics.
Overmyer, an illustrator, artist, and muralist, was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1889 and died there in 1973. He has murals in several other Kansas sites including courthouses in Ft. Scott and Norton, Topeka High School, and the State Capital Building.
Following restoration in a three-year project funded by the Friends of the K-State Libraries, the murals were professionally photographed by Ed Olson. The resulting high-quality images are now be available in a variety of formats, perfect reminders for any K-State alumnus of their student days. Proceeds from the sale of these prints will benefit The Friends of the K-State Libraries.
Items can be shipped to you or available for pick up at Hale Library for no additional shipping fees. Note cards can also be purchased locally at Strecker-Nelson Gallery and Art Craft Printers & Design.
These prints are archival pigment prints using fade resistant inks on archival matte fiber paper to maximize longevity, color detail and dynamic range.
- The ink and paper combination has been verified by Wilhelm Research, the authority in inkjet and giclée printing.
- The prints are sealed with a UV filtering lacquer, mounted with PH neutral adhesive on 100 percent museum quality ragmat and secured in a wooden, charcoal stain frame.
- Finished size is 27”x11”.
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Each note card set includes eight 4x6 cards, 2 of each mural, with coordinating ivory envelopes.