Jimy Valenti has written a feature article about Allen True’s Colorado State Capitol murals  in the February 5, 2010 issue of The Colorado Statesman.  He interviewed “True historian” Jim Barrett; Peter Hassrick, Director Emeritus of Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art; and his granddaughter  and co-author of True’s biography Victoria Tupper Kirby. The article notes that during his life time, True was “the most famous artist in Colorado” but his name was largely forgotten after World War II. Due to the three concurrent exhibitions in Denver, the PBS special and the recently published biography, True is regaining recognition in Colorado.   Kirby was quoted as saying she hopes that the three-year traveling exhibition, which will be seen in eight venues beginning the end of April 2010 , will bring wider appreciation for his works and help preserve his extant murals.

To read the entire article, go to: http://www.coloradostatesman.com/content/991546-true-western-spirit-alive-state-capitol

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