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.
The murals right to left from the northeast corner depict the following events: