A deeply moving reflection on the tremendous loss and upheaval caused by World War I, this allegorical preparatory painting by the American artist, sculptor and muralist Eugene Savage was a preliminary study for the epic murals that grace the Grand Reception Hall of the Elks Veterans Memorial and Headquarters, Chicago, IL. At the opening reception in 1926, Arthur Correy, the then president of the National Society of Mural Painters, called these works "the most important event in the history of American mural painting." Filled with symbols of the best of humanity including doves of peace, goddesses of charity and brotherly love, this is a beautiful, somber, yet triumphant image. After his work on the Elks Memorial and a number of other large public projects, Savage was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor in 1929 by the Architectural League of New York.
Sight Size 30 1/2" x 43 1/2" Framed 41" x 53."
Signature: Signed lower middle
Preparatory paintings for a Mural At The Elks Lodge - Chicago