(1901 - 1982)
Edgar Britton was active/lived in Illinois, Colorado, Nebraska. Edgar Britton is known for mural and landscape painting, sculpture.
Biography Edgar Britton
Known primarily for his murals, Edgar Britton was also a painter in oil
and watercolor and a sculptor in bronze. His work, with
"simplified, weighty forms", (Kennedy 95) was obviously influenced
by the social-realist style of the Mexican muralists including Diego
Rivera, Jose Orozco, and David Siqueiros.
Britton was born in Kearney, Nebraska and studied at the University of Iowa and with Grand Wood from 1920 to 1924.
reputation was established during the Depression years when he did
numerous paintings and murals for the Federal Art Project including
serving as Director from 1940 to 1941 of the mural division of the
Illinois Art Project. His fresco work, completed for the Works
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