Missoula County Courthouse Front Lobby with E.S. Paxson Paintings. Illuminated by Hogarth Picture Lights.
After 5 years and a $16.4 million renovation, the Missoula County Courthouse is finished.
The Hogarth 'Petworth' picture light was chosen to illuminate these large, vivid artworks of this celebrated, US artist.
After four years gone missing from the entryway walls of the Missoula County Courthouse, the eight paintings that the nationally known artist was commissioned to produce in 1912 are back and in even fuller glory.
This time, dark custom frames and tasteful overhead lighting enhance historic western Montana scenes of, among others, Meriwether Lewis and men crossing the Clark Fork River in 1806, the signing of the Hellgate Treaty at Council Grove in 1855, and Chief Charlo’s Bitterroot Salish leaving their homeland in 1891.
Edgar Samuel Paxson, born the 25th of April 1852 – 9th November, 1919) was an American frontier painter, based mainly in Montana.
He is best known for his portraits of Native Americans in the Old West and for his depiction of the Battle of Little Bighorn in his painting "Custer's Last Stand"
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