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Name Artist Kent Twitchell's New Murals
for Bob Hope Patriotic Hall



Renowned photorealistic muralist Kent Twitchell is putting the finishing touches on a series of three large scale murals for the newly renovated Patriotic Hall. In anticipation of the installation, he invites you to propose a title – a single title for all three murals. To see renderings of the Twitchell murals scroll down to “Images” below.

Twitchell’s new interior murals will honor the originals Helen Lundeberg painted during the Works Progress Administration and unfortunately lost. Twitchell’s murals will reflect the content of the Lundeberg murals painted in 1942 which depicted three Constitutional freedoms - "The Preamble to the Constitution," "Free Assembly" and "Free Ballot."

Nearly all of the models used for the new Patriotic Hall murals are veterans, from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War. Twitchell is a veteran himself having served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1965.

The murals are commissioned under Los Angeles County’s Civic Art Program, administered by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. They are part of a capital project to renovate Bob Hope Patriotic Hall; under the County’s civic art policy, one percent of project cost is set aside for the incorporation of civic art. Renovation is scheduled to be complete in fall 2012. The 10-story building, located at 1816 South Figueroa Street and easily visible from the Harbor (110) Freeway near the Santa Monica (10) Freeway intersection, will house the County’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.



Post your ideas on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Facebook page.

Winners will receive their choice of one original portrait rendering created by Twitchell during the mural design process.



The naming contest will close on Wednesday, August 29, 5 p.m. PST.

Kent Twitchell will select and announce the winner via Facebook in early September.



Freedom of Asssembly Composition

Freedom of Assembly Composition


Free Ballot Composition & Mural in Progress



Founding Fathers Composition

Founding Fathers Composition


Twitchell with Portrait Images



The original Helen Lundeberg murals can be viewed here.



Biography of Kent Twitchell

Patriotic Hall Civic Art project

Helen Lundeberg mural information

For more information please consult the Arts Commission online press kit.


PRIZE: Choice of One Portrait Rendering


Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Bob Hope

Bob Hope


Clark Gable

Clark Gable


James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

Robert Taylor   Sammy Davis
Robert Taylor   Sammy Davis