Last mural was the first

This is supposedly the first mural still standing in Austin, Creation painted on the University Baptist Church in 1950. Seems a fitting way to wrap up this series of 30 murals. The artist, Seymour Fogel, also studied under Diego Rivera.


A few of the murals I had hoped to visit have since been painted over. Murals are inherently fleeting. Even the best murals are always at risk of graffiti or new construction. Artists know this, but they put their mark on the city anyway, a gift for us to admire and capture in photos before everything changes.

Manton Reece @manton