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John Pugh

 (20/21st century)
John Pugh is active/lives in California.  John Pugh is known for social commentary mural, trompe l'oeil, narrative illusion.

Biography   John Pugh

A San Francisco Bay area artist especially known for murals, many in trompe l'oeil style, completed a controversial mural in 2005 in Bishop, California about the Owens Valley diversion of water from local use to Los Angeles.  The mural is called Drain and references the buying of the river about 100 years ago by Los Angeles businessmen, who then diverted the water about 200 miles---a move that allowed the urban growth of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Water Agency, still one of the largest property owners in Bishop and a donor to the local mural society that commissioned Drain, retaliated by withdrawing financial support of the mural project.  Representatives claim the mural stirs much ill will agai   ...  Displaying 750 of 4482 characters.

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Drain ( City of Bishop, California Public Mural)
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