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ANY QUESTIONS: Who painted the murals in 1110 South College Ave.?

Monday, June 30, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 11:36 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 30, 2014
Rogelio Tijerina painted this mural that hangs at 1110 South College Ave. It is dated May 3, 1979.

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Reader Joe Dillard asked us what we knew about the artists behind the murals in the building 1110 S. College Ave. We did some research to find out where these two artists are now and if they have continued painting.

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The MU-owned building was previously leased by the Missouri Department of Conservation. It has no name other than its address, and it currently houses offices such as the Missouri 4-H and MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute.

When you walk into the building, a large mural painted above the stairs greets you. Rogelio Tijerina painted this mural — a scene of a river and wildlife around the water. In the middle of the mural, a man collects a water sample, and on the right side of the mural, another man performs a test in a lab. Tijerina signed his work and dated it May 3, 1979.

Tijerina received a BFA from MU, then attended graduate school at the University of Wyoming, where he received an MFA, according to an article on chicagoreader.com. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago later offered him a fellowship in 1984, and he taught at the institute until 1997.

Tijerina's art did not stop with the mural in 1110 South College Ave. He continued his craft, creating life-size bronze sculptures of animals.

As of 2006, Tijerina was splitting his time between his ranch in Texas and his art studio in Chicago.

Pamela Lenck Bradford was the artist behind the other mural in the building. Her artwork is seen when entering from the back entrance. In the foreground, a large eagle carries a fish in its talons as it flies over a green landscape, and another eagle soars through a beam of sunlight in the background.

Bradford graduated from Columbia College in 1980 and received the Young Alumni Award in 1988.

After her time at Columbia College, Bradford moved to Norman, Okla., where she heldexhibitions of her paintings at local galleries, according to a 2005 article in the Norman Transcript. In addition to her showcases, Bradford also put her skills toward  painting murals in classrooms across the city.

Supervising editor is Joy Mayer.


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