Painted detail by Thomas G. Moses, ca. 1924. This backdrop was created for the Scottish Rite in Fort Scott, Kansas. The Fort Scott scenery collection is now owned by the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center.
Cathedral detail from the Scottish Rite scenery at the Winona Masonic Theatre now owned by the City of Winona
Cathedral detail from the Scottish Rite scenery at the Winona Masonic Theatre now owned by the City of Winona.
Painted detail from Scottish Rite Cathedral Scene at Masonic theatre owned by City of Winona, c. 1909
Painted detail from Scottish Rite Cathedral Scene at Masonic Theatre owned by the City of Winona, c. 1909
Wendy Waszut-Barrett is a scenic artist and scholar. This blog is intended to delight your eye and feed your soul. I post painted details from my personal collection of historical backdrops for various performance venues. During the fall of 2016, Waszut-Barrett created her first blog at www.drypigment.net. It is devoted to dry pigment painting and historical scenic art techniques. The Dry Pigment blog is currently featuring "Tales from a Scenic Artist and Scholar: Acquiring the Fort Scott Scenery Collection for the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center." This story concerns the life and times of Thomas Gibbs Moses (1856-1934) who painted scenery from 1874-1934, including the Scottish Rite collection for Fort Scott, Kansas (1924).