George W. Maynard

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'76 (Soldier of the Revolution), Harper's Weekly, July 15, 1876.

George Willoughby Maynard (5 March 1843, Washington, D.C. – 1923) was an American painter, illustrator and muralist.


He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City, and the Royal Academy in Antwerp, Belgium.

His best-known works are the murals inside the old Metropolitan Opera House, New York (demolished 1967); the frieze in the Appellate Court House, New York; and his mural panels at the Library of Congress.

He was elected an associate of the National Academy of Design in 1885, and served as its librarian.[1]



Old Metropolitan Opera House, New York City (demolished 1967).
  • Moses and King David, St. John's Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Library of Congress
    • Adventure
    • Discovery
    • Conquest
    • Civilization
    • Justice
    • Courage
    • Fortitude
    • Patriotism
    • Ceiling disc mural: Courage - Valor - Fortitude - Achievement



  1. ^ National Academicians, from National Academy of Design.
  2. ^ Soldier of the Revolution, 1776, from ArtNet.
  3. ^ Francis Davis Millet, from National Portrait Gallery.
  4. ^ Sappho, from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
  5. ^ In Strange Seas, from Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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