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Art by State: North Carolina

Art by State: North Carolina

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: North Carolina

North Carolina
Art/
Architecture
LocationDescription
Statue

Zebulon B. Vance (Representative, Governor, Senator)

Statue

Charles B. Aycock (Governor, Educator)

Portrait

House of Representatives Speaker’s Lobby

Nathaniel Macon, Speaker (by Robert D. Gauley)

Painting

William Hooper, represented in Declaration of Independence (by John Trumbull)

Painting

Joseph Hewes, represented in Declaration of Independence (by John Trumbull)

Painting

Hugh Williamson, Delegate, represented in General George Washington Resigning His Commission (by John Trumbull)

Painting

Richard D. Spaight, Delegate, represented in General George Washington Resigning His Commission (by John Trumbull)

Painting

Benjamin Hawkins, Delegate, represented in General George Washington Resigning His Commission (by John Trumbull)

Painting

Senate wing

Matt W. Ransom, Senator, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

Painting

House wing, east stairway

Richard Dobbs Spaight, represented in Signing of the Constitution (by Howard Chandler Christy)

Painting

House wing, east stairway

William Blount, represented in Signing of the Constitution (by Howard Chandler Christy)

Painting

House wing, east stairway

Hugh Williamson, represented in Signing of the Constitution (by Howard Chandler Christy)

State Seal

President’s Room

ceiling mural (by Constantino Brumidi)

State Seal

painted plaster (cast from orig. stained glass by Johannes Adam Oertel)

Artist

Walter Kelly Hood
b. Catawba County, North Carolina
Assisted Allyn Cox with the restoration of Constantino Brumidi's fresco
 

Artist

Mabel Pugh
b. Morrisville, North Carolina
Portraits of Clifford Hope and Harold R. Cooley

Artist

Charles Clement Tucker
Charlotte, North Carolina
Portrait of the Honorable James P. Richards

Last Updated: November 05, 2013