Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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KGI School of BioPharmacy. 535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA 91711 (click to view)

8' X 48' ft
Description / Interpretation: 

"Consisting of 12 Masonite panels, the mural is divided into three sections. The first section depicts the history from "prehistoric man through the classical world," while section two illustrates "the development of the western European medieval world and the Renaissance through the 18th century." Section three is dedicated to the history of the "late 18th, 19th and 20th centuries."

The mural graced the interior of Hendricks until the building's subsequent occupant, Walter's Restaurant, expanded in the late 1970s. It was later rescued from storage (and possible obscurity) by Claremont Heritage, an organization dedicated to keeping Claremont's history alive. In 2012, the group found the ideal permanent home for the mural at Keck Graduate Institute, which recently established a school of biopharmacy.


The restored mural will be unveiled at an April 20 viewing event, which will also give the community an opportunity to meet the recently appointed Dean of the School of BioPharmacy, Dr. Kathy Webster. The artist Diane Divelbess and Ladd Coates are also scheduled to attend."

Information courtesy of Keck Graduate Institute of Biopharmacy.

Photo © Isabel Rojas-Williams