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Art by State: Missouri

Art by State: Missouri

The listing below groups art, artists and architectural elements by state. This list is a work in progress and is not comprehensive. Select a state from the list to learn more about the elements from that state:

Art by State: Missouri

Missouri
Art/
Architecture
LocationDescription
Statue

Thomas H. Benton (Senator, Representative)

Statue

Francis P. Blair, Jr. (Representative, Senator)

Portrait

Speaker’s Lobby, House wing, 2nd floor

Champ Clark, Speaker (by Boris B. Gordon)

Portrait

H-218

Bust

Senate wing

Vice President Harry S. Truman (by Charles Keck)

Walls, Marble Wainscot, Doors, Risers, Parapet

House Gallery

Ste. Genevieve Sheldorado Light Gray Mottled marble (from Ste. Genevieve)

Pilasters, Panel behind Speakers Rostrum

Ste. Genevieve Sheldorado Light Gray Mottled marble (from Ste. Genevieve)

Walls & Cornice

1st floor Main Hall

Ste. Genevieve Rose marble (from Ste. Genevieve)

Wall Panel and Base

Attic floor Hearing Room, Senate side

Golden Melange marble (from Ste. Genevieve)

Painting

Senate wing

F. M. Cockrell, Senator, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

Painting

Senate wing

John B. Clark, Jr., Representative, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

State Seal

President’s Room

ceiling mural (by Constantino Brumidi)

State Seal

plaster relief

Artist

Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building

Robert Cronbach

b. St. Louis, Missouri

Artist

Library of Congress

Louis Freud
b. Clinton, Missouri

Artist

Walker K. Hancock
b. St. Louis, Missouri
Marble statue of James Madison

Artist

J. Wesley Jacobs
b. Carthage, Missouri
Portrait of Harry S. Truman

Artist

Bessie Onahotema Potter 
b. St. Louis, Missouri
Portrait bust of Vice President James S. Sherman

Last Updated: November 02, 2012