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Murals and Sculptures by Jean Charlot

This web site presents only a few of the images held in the Jean Charlot collection. Murals are frescoes unless otherwise indicated. Size is notated in feet unless otherwise noted, height before width. 

Image navigation: click on hyperlinks or thumbnail images to view additional images or enlargements of photographs.

  1. Complex of murals in the Escuela Preparatoria, Mexico City, October 2, 1922-January 31, 1923.

    thumbnail view of photo of Massacre in the Main Temple mural

    Massacre in the Main Temple. 14 x 26. Stairway, west court.

    thumbnail view of photo of related panels, click to view additional images

    Related panels by Charlot on wall at left of major fresco

  2. Three murals in the second court, Secretaria de Educación, Mexico City; each subject 16 1/3 x 7 2/3, May 29 - August 2, l923; listed in order painted, from right to left:

    thumbnail view of photo of Lavanderas (Women Washing) mural
    Lavanderas (Women Washing)
    thumbnail view of photo of Danza de los Listones (Dance of the Ribbons) mural
    Danza de los Listones (Dance of the Ribbons), destroyed 1924.
    thumbnail view of photo of Cargadores (Burden Bearers) mural
    Cargadores (Burden Bearers)
  3. Nine shields. Second Court, second floor, Secretaria de Educación, Mexico City, September-October, 1923.
  4. Shield of the National University of Mexico, with Eagle and Condor. Biblioteca Iberoamericana, Mexico City, February 1924.
  5. The Art Contribution to Civilization of All Nations and Countries. The Straubenmüller Textile High School for the Humanities (now the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities), oil on prepared wall, 500 square feet, 1936 [date from contract; Charlot's catalog states: "Begun August 1934, Destroyed 1935."]. United States Works Progress Administration, Federal Sponsored Art Project, New York City (Project 65--1699).

    thumbnail view of photo of Head, crowned with laurels mural

    Charlot was called in to oversee the work of art students, which was already in progress. He himself painted the central niche, to which he gave the title Head, Crowned with Laurels; this was overpainted after the completion of the mural, and Charlot always listed the mural as destroyed. It was restored by the Adopt-A-Mural Program; restoration completed in 1995.

  6. Way of the Cross. St. Cyprian Church, River Grove, Illinois. Oil on canvas, each panel 3 x 3. May 1935-January 1937 (installed in the 1950s).

    thumbnail view of photo of one of Way of the Cross panels
  7. Life of St. Bridget. Apsidal side walls, Church of St. Bridget, Peapack, New Jersey. Two panels, oil on canvas, each 6 3/4 x 16 ½, April 2-May 13, 1939, finished in situ August 29-September 1, 1939.

    thumbnail view of photo of one of Life of St. Bridget panels
  8. St. Christopher. Classroom, University of Iowa, Iowa City, July 13-18, 1939. 10 x 2.

    thumbnail view of photo of St. Christopher
  9. Woman with Cradle. Corridor, Fine Arts Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City. July 12, 1940. Section in class mural.
  10. Fresco Class in Action.Basement, The Art Students League of New York, New York. January 1941. 3 1/3 x 9. Destroyed. Seven fragments and the full-scale cartoon of this mural were bought at auction by John Charlot from the Sid Stallings Estate.

    thumbnail view of photo of Fresco class in action mural
  11. Visual Arts, Drama, Music. Antebellum facade, Fine Arts Building, University of Georgia, Athens, April 20-May 1, 1942. 9 x 46.

    thumbnail view of Visual Arts, Drama, Music
  12. Cotton Gin. Post Office, McDonough, Georgia. January 14-February 17, 1942. Installed May 12, 1942. W.P.A. project. Oil on canvas. 4 ½ x 11

    thumbnail view of photo of Cotton gin mural
  13. Time Discloseth All Things, Cortez Lands in Mexico, and Paratroopers Land in Sicily. Corridor, Journalism Building, University of Georgia, Athens; January 3-February 29, 1944; 11 x 66; listed in order painted.thumbnail view of Time Discloseth All Things
  14. Pylons, New Studies Building, Black Mountain College, North Carolina. August 17 -- 19, 1944, each 5 x 5:

    thumbnail view of photo of Inspiration mural

    Inspiration. (left). 

    thumbnail view of photo of Study mural

    Study. (right). 

  15. Malinches. Dean's Office, Smith College, March 1945. Oil on canvas, "removable mural." 2 ½ x 3 ½
  16. Tortillera. Kitchen, residence of artist, Colorado Springs, Colorado, approximately 3 x 2. May 22, 1948.

    thumbnail view of photo of Tortillera mural
  17. Relation of Man and Nature in Old Hawaii. First floor, Bachman Hall, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 10 x 29. October 17-November 25, 1949.

    thumbnail view of photo of Relation of Man and Nature in Old Hawaii
  18. Hawaiian Drummers. Home of John Young, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 4 x 6. May 5, 1950.

    thumbnail view of photo of Tortillera mural

  19. Malinche theme. Oil. Dr. Edward C. Wo Lum office, Honolulu, Hawai'i. March 18, 1951. Destroyed.
  20. Hopi Snake Dance and Preparing Anti-Venom Serum. Stairway wall, Administration Building, Arizona State College, Tempe, Arizona, 25 x 25. June 27-July 20, 1951.

    thumbnail view of photo of mural

  21. Procession in Chalma. Panel over fireplace, Portnoff house, Tempe, Arizona, 5 x 3. July 14, 1951.

  22. Early Contacts of Hawaii with Outer World. Bishop Bank (later First National Bank), Waikiki Branch, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 11 x 67. October 25, 1951-January 17, 1952. Destroyed and divided into approximately 70 easel-size panels when the building was demolished in 1966.

    thumbnail view of photo of partial sketch of Early Contacts of Hawaii with Outer World mural
  23. Lauhala Grove. Panel over fireplace, Harold Roberts house, Honolulu, Hawai'i, oval, approximately 4 x 6. May 23, 1953. Jean Charlot with Campton Bell and Harold Roberts.

    thumbnail view of photo of Lauhala Grove
  24. Nativity at the Ranch. Church at Kahua Ranch, Kohala, Kamuela, Hawai'i, 4 x 5. August 26-27, 1953. Memorial to Ronald von Holt.

    thumbnail view of Nativity at the Ranch
  25. Commencement. Second floor, Bachman Hall, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 10 x 36. September 12-November 26, 1953. Completes decoration with Relation of Man and Nature in Old Hawai'i, above.

    thumbnail view of Commencement
  26. Four Still Lifes, College Inn, Honolulu, Hawai'i. Removed when the building was remodelled: Two center panels: Japanese and Hawaiian Foods. Each approximately 3 x 8. October 1953.

    thumbnail view of photo of partial sketch of Early Contacts of Hawaii with Outer World mural

    Two outer panels: Milk and Lichee and American Juicer with Coffeemaker. Each approximately 3 x 5. March 20-27, 1954.

  27. Hawaiian Petroglyphs. Outdoor lanai, Alfred Preis home, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 9 ½ x 4 ¼. June 4, 1955.

    thumbnail view of photo of partial sketch of Early Contacts of Hawaii with Outer World mural
  28. Spear Throwers. Polychrome cement. Playground, Booth Park Pavilion, Honolulu, Hawai'i. Designed 1955, executed incorrectly 1956.
  29. Fresco Class in Action. Student lounge, O'Shaughnessy Building,University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 11 x 25. June 18-July 15, 1955.

    thumbnail view of photo of mural
  30. Fourteen Panels Symbolizing the Fine Arts . O'Laughlin Auditorium, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, each approximately 3 x 3 ½. August 5-16, 1955.

    thumbnail view of photo of exterior view of Fourteen Panels Symbolizing the Fine Arts
  31. Psalm of the Good Shepherd. Eleven portable panels forming arch; Church of the Good Shepherd, Lincoln Park, Michigan, outer measurements 16 x 24. December 10-19, 1955.

    thumbnail view of photo of Charlot working on Psalm of the Good Shepard
  32. Inspiration of the Artist. Stairwell, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa., maximum dimensions 16 x 14. May 29-June 7, 1956.

    thumbnail view of photo of Inspiration of the Artist
  33. Mestrovic's Studio. Student lounge, O'Shaughnessy Building, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 9 x 25. July 9-17, 1956.

    thumbnail view of photo of Mestrovic's Studio
  34. The Fire of Creation. Moreau Hall, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 5 ¾ x 5 ¼. July 21, 1956.

    thumbnail view of photo of The Fire of Creation
  35. Way of the Cross. St. Sylvester's Church, Kilauea, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, fourteen panels, each 2 x 4. August 23-September 1, 1956.

    thumbnail view of photo of Way of the Cross
  36. Panels, Catamaran Cafe, Hawaiian Village Hotel, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawai'i, November 13-29, 1956. Removed when the room was remodelled, installed in the Hawai'i Convention Center:

    thumbnail view of photo of Chief's Canoe mural
    Chief's Canoe.
    8 x 20

    thumbnail view of photo of Conch Blower panel
    Conch Player, Divers, Drummer. Four panels. Each 4 ½ x 23 ¼.

  37. Papaya Tree. Howard Cook home, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 7 x 6. June 25-28, 1957.

    thumbnail view of Papaya Tree
  38. Tropical Foliage. Residence of Jean Charlot, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 12 x 12. Painted weekends August 17-October 20, 1957.

    thumbnail view of photo of Tropical Foliage
  39. Compassionate Christ. St. Catherine's Church, Kapa'a, Kealia, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, 10 x 7. January 27-February 3, 1958.

    thumbnail view of Compassionate Christ
  40. Way of the Cross. St. Catherine's Church, Kaua'i, fourteen ceramic tile panels, each 3 x 2, 1958.
  41. Stations of the Cross., St. Francis Hospital, Honolulu, Hawai'i, fourteen ceramic tile panels, each 2 ½ x 1 foot. 1958.

    thumbnail view of photo of Stations of the Cross mural:  Station I
  42. Ceramic tile panels at St. Francis Hospital, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 1958

    thumbnail view of St. Francis of Assisi embracing the leper
  43. Outdoor ceramic tile panels at St. Francis Hospital, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 1959.

    thumbnail view of St. Luke
  44. Calvary St. Leonard Center, Centerville, Ohio, 34 x 32. July 28-August 22, 1958.

    thumbnail view of photo of Calvary
  45. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Oikumene. Kailua Methodist Church, Kailua, O'ahu, Hawai'i. Ceramic tile panels, in collaboration with Claude Horan, each 2 x 2 tondo within a 4 ½ x 3 ½ panel. Installed November 9, 1958.
  46. Stations of the Cross. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Honolulu, Hawai'i; fourteen ceramic tile panels, each 10 x 12 inches. 1958.
  47. Way of the Resurrection. Planned and executed for the Newman Club, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, each 7 x 7 inches. Ca. 1958. The tiles were stolen.
  48. Madonna and Child. Convent garden, St. Francis Hospital, Honolulu, Hawai'i, ceramic statue, 5' high. Installed April 1959.

    thumbnail view of photo of Madonna and Child
  49. Trinity and Episodes of Benedictine Life. Monastic Chapel, St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, Kansas, 21 x 29. July 1-29, 1959.
  50. St. Joseph's Workshop. Brothers' Chapel, St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, Kansas, 4 ½ x 6 ½. July 1959.
  51. Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Four Apparitions. Crypt, St. Benedict's Abbey, Kansas, 9 x 12, August 3-6, 1959.

    thumbnail view of photo of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Four Apparitions
  52. Christ as the Vine, with Saints. The Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 11 x 15. October 19-30, 1959.
  53. St. Gabriel. Over entrance door, St. Gabriel's Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, ceramic tile, 3 x 2. October 26, 1959. The panel is bricked up, but not destroyed.

    thumbnail view of photo of panel over entrance door, St. Gabriel's Church, Charlotte
  54. Pietà. St. John's Church, Morristown, New York, mosaic, 6 ¼ x 10 . Drawn February 1960, unveiled January 1962.
  55. Village Fiesta. Shaw Dormitory, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 9 x 45. May 2-June 2, 1960.
  56. Our Lady of Sorrows and Ascension of Our Lord. Ceiling and apsidal wall, Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington, Michigan, approximately 1300 square feet. July 10-August 16, 1961.
  57. Night Hula. Tradewind Apartments, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawai'i, ceramic tile 9 x 15. October 1961. Technician: Isami Enomoto. Reinstalled 1996, Performing Arts Building, Kamehameha Schools. Seriously damaged when supporting wall fell, December 1997.

    thumbnail view of photo of Night Hula
  58. Murals in St. Francis Xavier Church, Naiserelagi, Province of Ra, Fiji: Main altar: Black Christ and Worshipers. 10 x 30. September 22-December 13, 1962. Side altars: St. Joseph's Workshop and The Annunciation. Each 10 x 12. December 24, 1962-January 4, 1963.

    thumbnail view of St. Xavier Church
  59. Early Contacts of Hawai'i with Outer World. First National Bank (now First Hawaiian bank), Waikiki Branch, Hawai'i, in two sections, total area 9 x 98. August 9-November 26, 1966.
  60. Inspiration, Study, Creation. Jefferson Hall (now the Hawai'i Imin Center), East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 15 x 16 ½. September 7-27, 1967.
  61. Battle of Malinches Library, Maryknoll Grammar School, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 4 x 8. November 4, 1967.

    thumbnail view of Battle of Malinches
  62. Angels in Adoration. Grace Episcopal Church, Ho'olehua, Moloka'i, Hawai'i; portable panels forming arch, outer measurements 10 x 19. November 8-12, 1967
  63. Sacred Heart. St. William's Church, Hanalei, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, ceramic statue 7 ½ high. Installed December 23, 1969.

    thumbnail view of St. William's Church
  64. Chinese Rock. Garden of the home of Jean Charlot, Honolulu, Hawai'i, ceramic statue, 7 high. 1969.

    thumbnail view of Chinese Rock
  65. Mayan Warriors. Flora Pacifica Exhibition, acrylic on masonite, nine panels, each 8 x 4. August 1970.

    thumbnail view of one of the panels
  66. Way of the Cross. Church of St. John Apostle and Evangelist, Mililani, Hawai'i; styrofoam reverse sculpture cast with the cement wall; fourteen panels, each 20 x 16 inches. Completed November l970, cast in situ February 1971.
  67. Episodes from the Life of Christ. Thurston Chapel, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawai'i; copper repoussé, thirty-two panels, each 18 X 19 inches. December 1967-November 1971. Dedicated December 16, 1973. Collaborator: Evelyn Giddings.
  68. Ali'i Nui (High Chief). Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawai'i, ceramic sculpture, 9 ½ high. 1971. Technician: Isami Enomoto.

    thumbnail view of photo of Ali'i Nui:  Jean Charlot seated  by statue

    Ali'i Nui (High Chief).

  69. Musicians of Old Hawaii. Harbor Square Apartments, Honolulu, Hawai'i, acrylic on masonite, two panels, each 16 x 8. March 31-May 8, 1971. Installed November 5, 1971. Assistant: Martin Charlot.
  70. In Praise of Petroglyphs. Moanalua Intermediate School, Honolulu, Hawai'i, copper plate and champlevé enamel sculpture, 8 high. Begun May 1972, installed April 7, 1973. Collaborator: Evelyn Giddings. State Foundation on Culture and the Arts project.
  71. The Relation of Man and Nature in Old Hawaii. Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawai'i, 23 x l04. February 14-May 17, 1974. State Foundation on Culture and the Arts project.
  72. School Street facade. United Public Workers Building, Honolulu, Hawai'i, ceramic tile; technician: Isami Enomoto

    thumbnail view of On Strike at the Capitol
  73. Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well. Maryknoll Elementary School, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 5 x 4. September 1978.

    thumbnail view of Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well.
  74. Mary Our Mother Courtyard, Maryknoll Elementary School, Honolulu, Hawai'i, ceramic sculpture, 15 high, including base. Begun August 1978, installed September 6, 1979. Coordinator: Evelyn Giddings.

    thumbnail view of Mary Our Mother.
  75. Damien. Bronze sculpture. Church of St. Anthony, Wailuku, Maui, Hawai'i, 45 inches high. Cast by Roman Bronze Works, Inc., New York, from the ceramic model made for the 1967 state competition for the Capitol Damien statue.

    thumbnail view of Damien

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