Alexander Rummler

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Alexander Joseph Rummler
Rummlerself1.jpg
Self Portrait by Alexander Rummler, WPA Mural
Born Alexander Joseph Rummler
(1867-07-25)July 25, 1867
Dubuque, Iowa
Died 1959
Stamford, Connecticut
Nationality American
Education Jean-Paul Laurens at the Académie Julian
Known for Murals
Patron(s) Works Progress Administration

Alexander Joseph Rummler (July 25, 1867 – 1959) was an American painter.[1]

Rummler was born in Dubuque, Iowa to German immigrants Joseph and Rosalia Rummler.[1] In 1888 Rummler traveled to New York to study art at the Art Students League of New York.[1] In 1905 Rummler moved with his wife, Maria, and their children to Europe to further study painting at the Académie Julian in Paris with Jean-Paul Laurens.[1]

Rummler became known nationwide at the end of World War I when his painting of the signing of the armistice was displayed on billboards.[1]

Rummler moved to South Norwalk, Connecticut in 1907.[1] In 1926 he was chosen to represent Connecticut in the Philadelphia Exposition of 1926, where his paintings took first place.[1]

In 1936 Rummler began working for the Works Progress Administration painting murals for the then still under construction Norwalk High School.[1] Rummler painted sixteen murals and eight smaller panels depicting Norwalk life.[1] During this time he also served as town treasurer of Norwalk.[1]

In 1942 Rummler moved to Stamford, Connecticut.[1] Rummler died at the age of 92 in 1959.[1]

Dredging For Oysters by Alexander Rummler, WPA mural

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Norwalk Transit District (2001). Norwalk's Collection of WPA Era Art Commissioned for Public Buildings, 1935-1941. Norwalk, CT. p. 28. ISBN 0-9713476-0-3. 

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