Mairs, Clara, 1878–1963

Clara Gardner Mairs was a painter, printmaker, and decorative artist active from the 1910s to the 1960s. She is best known for her prints of children, animals, circus scenes, and Old Testament stories, often with hints of satirical humor.

Color image of the he Quadriga at the base of the Minnesota State Capitol dome, 2010. Photographed by Wikimedia Commons User Mulad (Mike Hicks).

The Quadriga "The Progress of the State"

The Quadriga at the base of the Minnesota State Capitol dome, 2010. Photographed by Wikimedia Commons user Mulad (Mike Hicks).

Color image of a construction crane lifting the Quadriga into place over the Minnesota State Capitol's front entrance, June 21, 1995. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron

A construction crane lifts the Quadriga into place

A construction crane lifts the Quadriga into place over the Minnesota State Capitol's front entrance, June 21, 1995. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron

Color image of the Quadriga being prepared for reinstallation following a full restoration by Fine Objects Conservation, Inc., June 21, 1995. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron.

The Quadriga being prepared for reinstallation

The Quadriga being prepared for reinstallation following a full restoration by Fine Objects Conservation, Inc., June 21, 1995. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron.

Color image showing the effects of Minnesota's harsh climate on the golden horses of the Quadriga, August 1994. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron.

The effects of Minnesota's harsh climate on the golden horses of the Quadriga

The effects of Minnesota's harsh climate on the golden horses of the Quadriga, August 1994. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron.

Color image of "Prosperity" prior to restoration, August 1994. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron

"Prosperity" prior to restoration

"Prosperity" prior to restoration, August 1994. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron

Color image of the figure of "Prosperity" being removed for restoration, September 23, 2014. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron.

The figure of "Prosperity" being removed for restoration

The figure of "Prosperity" being removed for restoration, September 23, 2014. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron.

Color image of the Quadriga with lit rotunda electrolier behind, February 11, 2013. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron.

Evening view of the Quadriga

Evening view of the Quadriga with lit rotunda electrolier behind, February 11, 2013. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron.

Black and white photograph of the Quadriga created by French for the Columbian Expo in Chicago, 1893.

Quadriga created by French for the Columbian Expo in Chicago

Quadriga created by French for the Columbian Expo in Chicago, 1893.

Black and white photograph of Edward Clark Potter, c.1899.

Edward Clark Potter

Edward Clark Potter, c.1899.

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