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A mural in the style of Rufus Porter


Several years ago I purchased a home in the Hudson Valley with a somewhat awkward entry hall. I was a subscriber to "Martha Stewart Living" at the time, and in one issue there was a feature on painting a mural in the style of Rufus Porter (1792-1884), a fascinating man who in addition to being an itinerant mural painter in New England, was also an inventor and the founder of "Scientific American" magazine.
My mural in the style of Rufus Porter (via GaryDiMauro.com).
My mural in the style of Rufus Porter (via GaryDiMauro.com).
The Martha Stewart Living article that inspired me.
The Martha Stewart Living article that inspired me.
Detail of one of Porter's murals (via rufusportermuseum.org).
Detail of one of Porter's murals (via rufusportermuseum.org).

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  • Inga Belozerova
    on Jul 27, 2014

    One of the best DIY I've seen :)

  • Diana Deiley
    on Jan 15, 2016

    Great job. This brings back memories for me. I was born and raised in New England and also studied Mr. Porter's style when I began my painting career. Just LOVE this mural. Thanks for sharing with everyone.

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