Alexander Rummler

Alexander Joseph Rummler (July 25, 1867 – 1959) was an American painter best known for his work upon murals and billboards.

Rummler was born in Dubuque, Iowa to German immigrants Joseph and Rosalia Rummler. In 1888 Rummler traveled to New York to scrutiny art at the Art Students League of New York. In 1905 Rummler moved afterward his wife, Maria, and their kids to Europe to additional study painting at the Académie Julian in Paris considering Jean-Paul Laurens. He moved to South Norwalk, Connecticut in 1907.

Rummler became known nationwide at the fall of World War I next his painting of the signing of the armistice was displayed on billboards. In 1926 he was chosen to represent Connecticut in the Philadelphia Exposition of 1926, where his paintings took first place.

In 1936 Rummler began effective for the Works Progress Administration painting murals for the then still under construction Norwalk High School. He painted sixteen murals and eight smaller panels depicting activity in Norwalk. During this era he furthermore served as town treasurer of Norwalk.

In 1942 Rummler moved to Stamford, Connecticut. He died at the age of 92 in 1959.

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