(1914 - 1974)
Jay Datus was active/lived in Arizona, Michigan. Jay Datus is known for mural, genre, figure and portrait painting.
Biography Jay Datus
Jay Datus, born in Jackson Michigan, was a mural painter, who arrived in Arizona in 1937, when he was age 23. For an addition to the state capitol building, he completed a series of murals, The Pageant of Arizona Progress, portraying significant events in Arizona's history and installed on the third floor of the Law and Research Library. In preparation, he spent two years of research, and topics included Indians, explorers, missionaries, pioneers, miners, and contemporary figures.
With four main panels plus side panels, titles include:
• Apache Smoke Signals
• Ancient Civilizations
• Spanish Era
• Pioneer Era
• Modern Era
Datus studied at the W
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