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"Peace and Prosperity," Art Deco Mural Design for Fort Meade, Maryland



This ink and watercolor painting was the winning submission for a large mural at Fort Meade in Maryland in 1951, solicited by a design competition and intended for one of the service clubs. We do not know if the mural was actually painted, but it does not survive today. The theme of "Peace and Prosperity" was a classic subject in the post-World War II era, and the soldier-artist -- Achille Forgione -- painted a creditable allegorical design, complete with an idealized couple at the center, surrounded by the abundance of American agriculture, and with a map of the Western hemisphere behind. This piece is a classic example of Art Deco painting, and a fascinating piece of military history. (Dimensions below are for entire board; image is 22.25" high by 12" wide.)


  • Creator
    Achille Forgione (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: .1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The central painted panel is in excellent condition; the surrounding margin shows a number of scuffs and marks.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865115825701

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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