Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Historic St. Louis Artist's Work to Hang at Inaugural Luncheon in D.C

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Historic St. Louis Artist's Work to Hang at Inaugural Luncheon in D.C

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A painting by 19th-century St. Louis artist George Caleb Bingham, "Verdict of the People," will be featured at a lunch in the U.S. Capital to honor Donald Trump following his Jan. 20 inauguration.

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, selected the Bingham depiction of a public announcement of election results to grace a post- inauguration luncheon he will host as chair of the Joint Congressional Committee.

The work is part of the permanent collection of the St. Louis Art Museum, one of three in a Bingham series. It was completed between the years 1854 and 1855.

Bingham's own experiences as a Missouri legislator served as inspiration for the paintings.

The works demonstrate various stages of the American democratic system, according to Art Museum staff.

"Verdict of the People" is the last painting in the series. …

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