The Angel of the Resurrection by Lumen Martin Winter, Saint Paul the Apostle Church
According to church tourist information, Lumen Martin Winter (1908-1982) executed The Angel of the Resurrection out of botticino marble in Pietrasanta, Italy. Below is the sarcophagus (not shown in the photo) of Father Isaac Hecker (1819-1888), founder of the Missionary Society of Saint Paul the Apostle (The Paulist Fathers), and first pastor of Saint Paul the Apostle. The statue shows the Angel of Resurrection enfolding Father Hecker and Saint Paul and standing vigil over the remains, which were transferred there in 1959.
Winter was raised in Larned, Kansas near the Sante Fe Trail. Kansas landscapes and the history of the trail would later play an important role in his artwork, according to to the Kansas Historical Society website. Winter became a sculptor, painter, and mosaic artist, but he was most well known for his murals.
Winter attended the Cleveland School of Art and the National Academy of Design in New York City. Winter settled in 1939 in Santa Fe, working as a cartoonist and designer. He would serve as artist with the U.S. Signal Corps in the army in World War II.
In 1969 Winter was commissioned to design a mural and the official medallion for the Apollo 13 mission. Steeds of Apollo depicts four racing horses of the mythological Apollo, god of the sun, according to the website.
Winter completed a series of eight scenes depicting history, agriculture, industry, and education in the second floor rotunda of the Kansas State Capitol. Winter's murals are also displayed at the U.S. Air Force Academy Chapels in Colorado Springs, National Wildlife Federation in Washington, D.C., and the AFL-CIO headquarters.
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