Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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Originally from the Midwest by way of Arizona, Carlton lived in Los Angeles for about 10 years before his death from AIDS at the end of 1998. In addition to being a painter, he was a marble sculptor and a graphic artist. (Robin K. Dunitz, Street Gallery, Guide to over 1000 Los Angeles Murals)

Unto Ye Heavenly Garden of Knowledge

Russell Carlton
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice

Decorative images of angels, lilies, birds, and embryo are juxtaposed with symbols of hard science-books, a microscope, and the caduceus