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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.
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Complex of murals in the Escuela Preparatoria, Mexico City, October 2, 1922-January 31, 1923.
Massacre in the Main Temple. 14 x 26. Stairway, west court.
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:
Lavanderas (Women Washing)
Danza de los Listones (Dance of the Ribbons), destroyed 1924.
Cargadores (Burden Bearers)
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).
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.
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).
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.
St. Christopher. Classroom, University of Iowa, Iowa City, July 13-18, 1939. 10 x 2.
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.
Visual Arts, Drama, Music. Antebellum facade, Fine Arts Building, University of Georgia, Athens, April 20-May 1, 1942. 9 x 46.
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
Pylons, New Studies Building, Black Mountain College, North Carolina. August 17 -- 19, 1944, each 5 x 5:
Tortillera. Kitchen, residence of artist, Colorado Springs, Colorado, approximately 3 x 2. May 22, 1948.
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.
Hawaiian Drummers. Home of John Young, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 4 x 6. May 5, 1950.
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.
Procession in Chalma. Panel over fireplace, Portnoff house, Tempe, Arizona, 5 x 3. July 14, 1951.
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.
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.
Nativity at the Ranch. Church at Kahua Ranch, Kohala, Kamuela, Hawai'i, 4 x 5. August 26-27, 1953. Memorial to Ronald von Holt.
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.
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.
Two outer panels: Milk and Lichee and American Juicer with Coffeemaker. Each approximately 3 x 5. March 20-27, 1954.
Hawaiian Petroglyphs. Outdoor lanai, Alfred Preis home, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 9 ½ x 4 ¼. June 4, 1955.
Fresco Class in Action. Student lounge, O'Shaughnessy Building,University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 11 x 25. June 18-July 15, 1955.
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.
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.
Inspiration of the Artist. Stairwell, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa., maximum dimensions 16 x 14. May 29-June 7, 1956.
Mestrovic's Studio. Student lounge, O'Shaughnessy Building, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 9 x 25. July 9-17, 1956.
The Fire of Creation. Moreau Hall, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 5 ¾ x 5 ¼. July 21, 1956.
Way of the Cross. St. Sylvester's Church, Kilauea, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, fourteen panels, each 2 x 4. August 23-September 1, 1956.
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:
Chief's Canoe. 8 x 20
Conch Player, Divers, Drummer. Four panels. Each 4 ½ x 23 ¼.
Papaya Tree. Howard Cook home, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 7 x 6. June 25-28, 1957.
Tropical Foliage. Residence of Jean Charlot, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 12 x 12. Painted weekends August 17-October 20, 1957.
Compassionate Christ. St. Catherine's Church, Kapa'a, Kealia, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, 10 x 7. January 27-February 3, 1958.
Stations of the Cross., St. Francis Hospital, Honolulu, Hawai'i, fourteen ceramic tile panels, each 2 ½ x 1 foot. 1958.
Ceramic tile panels at St. Francis Hospital, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 1958
Outdoor ceramic tile panels at St. Francis Hospital, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 1959.
Calvary St. Leonard Center, Centerville, Ohio, 34 x 32. July 28-August 22, 1958.
Madonna and Child. Convent garden, St. Francis Hospital, Honolulu, Hawai'i, ceramic statue, 5' high. Installed April 1959.
Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Four Apparitions. Crypt, St. Benedict's Abbey, Kansas, 9 x 12, August 3-6, 1959.
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.
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.
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.
Battle of Malinches Library, Maryknoll Grammar School, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 4 x 8. November 4, 1967.
Sacred Heart. St. William's Church, Hanalei, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, ceramic statue 7 ½ high. Installed December 23, 1969.
Chinese Rock. Garden of the home of Jean Charlot, Honolulu, Hawai'i, ceramic statue, 7 high. 1969.
Mayan Warriors. Flora Pacifica Exhibition, acrylic on masonite, nine panels, each 8 x 4. August 1970.
Ali'i Nui (High Chief). Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawai'i, ceramic sculpture, 9 ½ high. 1971. Technician: Isami Enomoto.
School Street facade. United Public Workers Building, Honolulu, Hawai'i, ceramic tile; technician: Isami Enomoto
Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well. Maryknoll Elementary School, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 5 x 4. September 1978.
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.
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.
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