Kansas State Capitol - Online tour - Winter murals
In 1976 the Capitol murals committee selected Lumen Martin Winter (1908-1982) to complete the artwork in the rotunda, filling the space left vacant by John Steuart Curry. A sculptor, painter, and muralist, Winter painted his scenes on canvas at his studio in New Mexico perhaps to avoid the criticism that Curry endured. In 1978 the paintings were installed and dedicated.
Viewing the murals from right to left, beginning at the southeast corner, the images depict the following events: