Lightner Museum Mural Analyzes The Gilded Age
The Lightner Museum chose First Coast artist Joshua Cooper to paint a new mural analyzing the Gilded Age. The project is not Cooper’s first public mural. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens also features his artwork.
Cooper said he is especially excited about the Lightner project, as he studied late-19th and early-20th century Realist painting at Florida State University. He began the mural with small-scale studies before starting to work on the final piece, which he estimates will take a little over a month to complete.
The Museum will permanently display the mural among its collection of turn of the century art.
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