Buell Mullen (American 1900 – 1986)
Untitled – Steel Mill with Trains
Epoxy on steel
1960 – 1975
34½” x 48″ steel mounted on board
*This work is VERY heavy! Note the drilled holes in the corners for mounting.
Mrs. Mullen was a groundbreaking muralist who developed a process for painting on metal, including stainless steel, aluminum, chromium, copper and gold. The metal method was evolved through eight years of rigorous experimentation. Using a surface prepared by etching and acid, she learned how to accomplish a sound union between the metals and oil paints.
Mullen’s murals can be found in numerous corporations, banks, universities and government buildings across the U.S.