Mildred Waltrip

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  • Mildred
  • Waltrip
  • 1911
  • Nebo, near Madisonville, Kentucky
  • February 21, 2004
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Illustrator, Lithographer, Muralist
  • Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois
    1926-1933:   Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    Student of Fernand Leger, Paris, France
  • July 28-October 9, 1938: Art for the Public by Chicago Artists of the Federal Art Project Works Administration, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Mexican Scene, watercolor; Ponies; Claude; sketches for American Characters mural; Information Service poster

    April 12-May 2, 1942: War Art, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; sketch for History of Aviation mural, watercolor
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

    Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

    Museum of Modern Art,. New York, New York

    National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

    Ravinia School, Highland Park, Illinois

    Scott Air Force Base, O'Fallon, Illinois

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

  • McKinsey, Kristan H. “The Perseverance of Mildred Waltrip,” Illinois Heritage, July/August 2018
  • Mural commissions for FAP and later:

    Congress Hotel

    Cook County Hospital

    Henrici’s Restaurant

    Merchandise Mart

    Chicago Park Board Administration building

    Gibson Hotel, Cincinnati Ohio

    Hatch School, Oak Park, Illinois

    Ravinia School, Highland Park, Illinois
  • FAP/WPA Mural Artist

    1936-1937: Designer/commercial artist, Marshall Field, Chicago, Illinois

    Graphic designer, posters for Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, Illinois

    Illustrator, children's books
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