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An Iconic Artist’s Paintings Throughout the Metro

Eric Bransby enrolled in The Kansas City Art Institute in 1938 and still paints today at the age of 99

A man speaking near his painting. Eric Bransby, pictured above in his home in Colorado Springs, is still creating art at 98. (Photo: Nathaniel Minor | Colorado Public Radio)
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Born in 1916 in Auburn, New York, Eric Bransby’s career began while studying at the Kansas City Art Institute as a student of the renowned muralist Thomas Hart Benton. Bransby’s career — highlighted recently in an NPR article — is also the focus of a new documentary, “A Last Mural.” Here we highlight the many Bransby works found throughout the metro area.

For more on Bransby’s life and influence, watch Arts Upload at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, and the documentary “A Last Mural” at 8 p.m. on Oct. 28, both on KCPT.

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