Thursday, May 6, 2010

Canoga Park Post Office

21801 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Canoga Park Post Office was completed in 1938. The architect for the project was Louis A. Simon who also did the San Pedro Federal Building. Even though this is a small post office that was at the time, on the outskirts of the city is one of the most import post offices in the area. The mural, “Palomino Ponies,” inside was painted in 1942 by Maynard Dixon, one of the most well known painters of the American West. At age sixty-six this would be his last public mural project. Many of Dixon’s paintings are in prestigious art museums around the country including the De Young Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Oakland Museum and the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. During the depression Dixon began painting hobos and migrant workers.

1 comment:

  1. "Please brighten up this waiting room," says my busy boss, one morning "Put some art on the wall." Admittedly, the room is on the drab side but as a car spare part supply office, I thought that not many of the clients coming through notice much of it.
    From, I ordered online canvas prints about car art, of course, like this one by Salvador Dali.