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Worcester, Massachusetts: Wall O' Washingtons

Painted by Sante Graziani (1920-2005), dean of the School of the Worcester Art Museum, who did many large murals on public buildings. Modeled on Gilbert Stuart's GW portraits.

12 Foster St., Worcester, MA
Downtown. On the north side of Foster St., facing east, between Main and Commercial Sts.
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Washingtons mural.

Wall O' Washingtons

Usually murals consist of interesting images depicting recognizable figures or concepts like Che Guevara or "Diversity." However, the Wall O' Washingtons in Worcester, MA is a tribute to two as-yet unperfected sciences: cloning and bringing people back to life. I had passed by this particular mural dozens of times and just thought it was your run-of-the-mill portrait of several Founding Fathers. One day I looked at it and realized all the paintings are of George Washington.

I can only assume that as the City of Worcester is investing heavily in the biosciences that it is their long term plan to bring back our first President and then clone him to avoid the sticky issues of Presidential term limits.

[Toby The Pin, 11/26/2010]

April 2011 - Jacqueline Freeman writes: "Painting was done by Sante Graziani who was the head of the School of the Worcester Art Museum around 1968-70 or so. He modeled his modern version of the paintings after Gilbert Stuart's paintings of the first president."

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