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The Rotunda Paintings of the NYS Education Building


Historic Photo of State Education Building

Historic Photo of State Education Building
Photo Credit: New York State Education Department

The New York State Education building, constructed in a grand Neoclassical style between 1908 and 1912, was designed to “impress the popular mind with the important place which education holds in the thought and policies of the Empire State.” Similarly, the thirty-six paintings, created by Albany artist Will Hicok Low, possess a timeless quality of beauty and grace and serve as an architectural accompaniment to the building.