Quarter three of Marquee is at the printer and we can’t wait to share it with you! Our Managing Editor, Holly Berecz introduces the issue:
“What are the criteria that define fame amongst artists? Is it the amount of money they make? The number of paintings or drawings they sold? Is it their background and education, or maybe their unique style? Does an artist have to break the trends of their era to gain fame? And exactly who determines this fame? Is it in the eye of the beholder, or is it something more?
These are the questions that surround artist Louis Frederick Grell (1887-1960), possibly America’s greatest “undiscovered” muralist and portrait artist. For more than five decades, Grell traveled the country painting exquisite murals inside public buildings from banks to movie theaters. Some of these massive works measured hundreds of feet and some featured intricately detailed human figures. It’s estimated that Grell painted more than 300 individual murals, many of which graced the walls of the period’s most distinguished movie houses. Yet, Grell remains a relative unknown among art historians…”
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