|Frank Mechau, detail of Wild Horses, mural, 1936.|
|What kind of parallels do you see between this cubist painting|
and Mechau's works? Georges Braque, Candlestick and
Playing Cards on a Table, 1910, oil on canvas (image source).
When the Great Depression hit, Mechau gained a WPA mural commission in 1934 and 1935. After his international travels, he returned to Colorado and opened the School of Modern Art in Denver. He produced Horses in the Night (1934) for the Denver Public Library, and continued his galloping horse motif with the completion of FAC courtyard mural in 1935. Three of his Denver students assisted him, Eduardo Chavez and Permanent Collection artists Jenne and Ethel Magafan.
Whiskey for My Men, Beer for My Horses — new date!
Fri., August 17 | 6 - 9 p.m.
Non-members $25 (FAC Members $20) — $5 discount if you wear a big-ass belt buckle
Tickets online, Box Office 719.634.5583, or at the door
On view in the first-floor galleries
General museum admission $10