On the latest episode of Crossroads of Rockland History, the new documentary, “The Murals,” which delves into the art of Henry Varnum Poor, formerly of New City, NY. The film features his New Deal era post office murals in Chicago. Filmmaker TG Jamroz spoke about how and why these murals were made by Poor; why they feature writer Carl Sandburg and architect Louis Sullivan; and how they inspire people today.
“Through this filmmaking journey, I came to understand the outsized influence Poor had on the 20th century,” Jamroz says. “He might be the most unknown influential artist of the 20th century. He was involved everywhere with everything.”
You can listen to the podcast here.
Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Jeff and Will morning show, on WRCR radio 1700 AM and www.WRCR.com. Host Clare Sheridan explores, celebrates, and learns about our history, with different topics and guest speakers every month.
The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.