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Volume Listing > Volume 93 > Arthur Covey's Kohler murals : honoring the 'dignity and nobility' of men who work

Malone, Bobbie, 1944- "Arthur Covey's Kohler murals : honoring the 'dignity and nobility' of men who work"


Arthur Covey’s Kohler Murals Honoring the “Dignity and Nobility” of Men who Work: “He Who Toils Here Hath Set His Mark” was the message Walter J. Kohler (1875-1940), president of Kohler Company in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, wanted expressed to everyone who visited his new administration building in the early 1920s. He commissioned muralist Arthur Sinclair Covey (1877-1960) to paint seven murals depicting Kohler foundry workers engaged in their physically demanding jobs. In this predominately visual essay, author Bobbie Malone explains Covey’s beginnings and his career as a muralist. The article also includes some of Covey’s preliminary sketches and detailed images of “Pouring a Mold” and “Tapping the Cupola.” (10 pages)

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Citation: Malone, Bobbie, 1944- "Arthur Covey's Kohler murals : honoring the 'dignity and nobility' of men who work" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 93 /Issue: 2 (2009-2010)

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