Denman Fink

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Reference: myself (Denman's granddaughter, Nancy Susan Fink Giacci), My father, Robert Kendall Fink and my grandfather, Denman DeLong FinkDenman Fink was an American artist. He worked with Phineas P. Paist and Walter De Garmo on the Douglas Entrance (1924) in Coral Gables, Florida, a property listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] He also designed the [[Venetian Pool] (1925) in Coral Gables.[2] It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The designs were strictly Denman's. The only thing Phineas Paist and Walter De Garmo added was their architect's seal because Denman was not a licensed architect. Denman designed ALL of the original entrances to Coral Gables. He also designed the original water tower in the shape of a light house.

At the David W. Dyer Federal Building and United States Courthouse he completed the mural Law Guides Florida Progress (1941). It is above the judge's bench and is flanked by two pairs of Ionic marble pilasters. The mural depicts the positive impact of justice guiding Florida's economic development. Fink included a likeness of himself as a draftsman and a likeness of architect Phineas E. Paist (with whom he worked in Coral Gables, Florida) as a chemist.[3]

Fink was artistic advisor for the City of Coral Gables. He also designed the Coral Gables City Hall.

Fink completed paintings in U.S. Post Offices under a Treasury Department Program known as the Seection. These included the Lake Wales, Florida post office where he painted the mural "Harvest Time - Lake Wales" in 1942 and "Law Guides Florida Progress" at the Miami, Florida Post Office and Court House in 1940 (oil on canvas).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Behar 1997. p. 99
  2. ^ Behar 1997. p. 181
  3. ^ David W. Dyer Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, General Services Administration].
  4. ^ Florida WPA Murals