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Murals of the Pikes Peak Region

This large series of murals painted on board, installed on three interior walls of the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum, were created by Eric Bransby in 1988-1990. They depict the history of the Pikes Peak Region roughly divided into three periods: South Wall (1540-1859) Native Americans and Early Exploration, East Wall (1850-1900) Founding of Colorado Springs, and North Wall (1900-1960) Colorado Springs becomes a Community. Each period is divided into four sets of three panels. Clever framing devices enabled the artist to depict various people and events at different scales within a single cluster of panels. Figures placed above are in the more distant past than those positioned lower. Some figures represent important groups, such as the Spanish, or types, such as cowboys or miners, that inhabited the Pikes Peak Region. Others, generally the largest figures, represent key personalities in the recorded history of the area. See the Pioneer’s Museum brochure titled “Murals of the Pikes Peak Region” for more details. See the below photos for views of the east and north walls of this mural. (Source: Pioneers Museum brochure)

Category: Mural

Medium type: Paint (acrylic, oil, etc.)

Date created: 1988-1990


Colorado Springs, CO, 80903


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