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Mural Miniature, American Landscape, 1948

This is a Mural miniature. It was designed by Ilonka Karasz and made by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.. It is dated 1948 and we acquired it in 1998. Its medium is screen-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This is one of only a few of Karasz’s murals printed in color. The mural shows a romantic vision of rural America bustling with activity, including a family picnicking, farmers working the fields, and one man boating and another fishing in the lake.

This object was donated by Lanette Scheeline. It is credited Gift of Lanette Scheeline.

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Its dimensions are

45 x 114 cm (17 11/16 x 44 7/8 in. )

Cite this object as

Mural Miniature, American Landscape, 1948; Designed by Ilonka Karasz (American, b. Hungary, 1896–1981); USA; screen-printed paper; 45 x 114 cm (17 11/16 x 44 7/8 in. ); Gift of Lanette Scheeline; 1998-29-66

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Ilonka Karasz, Works from the Collection and Rooms with a View: Landscape & Wallpaper.

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