Can anyone tell us about the Vincent Aderente murals at the U.S. Mint in Denver? This article features the artist's granddaughter, who is creating a catalog of his works. The Ohio resident is travelling to Pennsylvania to document Aderente's murals at the Luzerne County Courthouse. Below are images of Aderente and one of his courthouse murals. -Editor Cincinnati resident Glenn King plans to travel to the Luzerne County Courthouse next month to photograph 56 portraits and other artwork that were painted by her late grandfather, Vincent Aderente.
The photographs will then be posted on the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s online database of American painters, she said.
“I want everyone to know the work he did,” King said.
An artist herself, King said she was pleased to recently learn that Luzerne County officials plan to refurbish the century-old building, work that will include cleaning the marble and artwork restoration.
“They would be so pleased to see their contributions are still appreciated,” she said of her ancestors.
King is writing a book about her Italian-born grandfather, who forged a successful career painting murals in churches, banks, libraries, hotel ballrooms and many government buildings until his death in 1941.
Several of his most famous murals are in the U.S. Mint in Denver, the ceiling of the Boston Opera in Massachusetts and the Detroit Public Library in Michigan, she said.
To read the complete article, see: Granddaughter to photograph courthouse art for Smithsonian (www.timesleader.com/news/
Wayne Homren, Editor
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