Stuyvesant Van Veen

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Stuyvesant Van Veen (1910 - 1988) was an American artist and muralist.


Stuyvesant Van Veen was born in NYC, Sept, 12, 1910. He studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. In 1929 at the age of 19, he became the youngest contributor to an international exhibition of morden paintings at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. This notoriety led him to be commissioned by the U.S.Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture to paint "Pittsburgh Panorama" in 1937. The mural hangs in courtroom No. 3 in the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, downtown Pittsburgh. In the mural, the Westinghouse Bridge frames the city. Decades later, Mr. Van Veen, who had leftist beliefs, revealed in an interview that he gave the Monongahela River an especially pointed bend, his subtle way of inserting a sickle into the scene. In addition to the above, he painted many other murals for the Federal Art Project, including: the Ebbets Field apartments, the New York World's Fair, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and Family Court building, Philadelphia.[1]

He taught painting at City College of New York.[2]


  1. ^ "Where Have You Been Stuyvesant Van Veen?" (PDF). The Philadelphia Lawyer. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Stuyvesant Van Veen, Muralist, Is Dead at 77". The New York Times. June 3, 1988. Retrieved 14 July 2015.

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