Hull, Arthur Gibson (1881-1941)
Arthur Gibson Hull was born in Pennsylvania in 1881 to parents who were Presbyterian missionaries. He spent the first 12 years of his life in India and then spent many years moving from state to state in the United States. He first studied at the School of Fine Arts in Colorado Springs and later took courses at the Art Students League in New York and Wooster College in Massachusetts. Hull spent several years as a commercial illustrator and joined the art staff of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colorado. Prior to joining the WPA Federal Arts Project, he worked on the Public Works of Art Project. He began his work for the WPA in November, 1935 and created seven murals and four easel works. The mural panels covered the subjects of Colonial industry, Indian Life, Landscape, Age of Chivalry, and Marco Polo. Hull’s works were allocated to Darien High School, Horace Hurlbutt School in Weston, Norwalk High School, Nichols School in Trumbull, and the Nathan Hale School in New Britain. He passed away in 1941.
Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; WPA Biography; Obituary, New York Times, November 13, 1941; Who Was Who in American Art (1985), p. 299.
Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Arthur Hull:
|Age of Chivalry:||oil|
|Skyline: Conn. Valley:||watercolor|