Three Generations of Public Art in Radnor Schools

Date: February 25, 2015

In 1915, the Radnor School District hired a muralist and sculptor named John Ray Sinnock to create four works of art for the then-new Rosemont Elementary School. Thirty years later, as chief sculptor of the U.S. Mint, Sinnock would sculpt both sides of the dime, still used to this day. To celebrate the centenary of Sinnock’s Rosemont School artwork, the Radnor Historical Society sponsored this presentation about three art projects that have enriched Radnor schools over the past one hundred years. Beginning with the work of Sinnock, continuing with the memorable auditorium murals of the former Radnor Middle School, and concluding with the murals in the new Radnor Middle School Information Center/Library, the history and development of each is explained and shown in pictures. Greg Prichard spoke about the historic murals, and Ernel Martinez described the process of creating the latest murals.