Albert J. Lewis is the artist who created the Alice in Wonderland mural in a stairwell of Hardy Tower on the SDSU campus. He studied with Lowell Houser and Everett Gee Jackson at the SDSU Art Department during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Having served in England as a medic in WW II, Mr. Lewis came to SDSU through the GI Bill. He went on to teach at Dana Junior High School, as well as at Clairemont High School and Mesa Community College.
He was disappointed when he learned that the mural had been painted over in the 1980s. Currently 88 years old, he is thrilled to know that his mural is being restored, that it has touched the lives others (see mural article in Alumni News) and that there is so much interest in his work.
The above sections from the mural were constructed from a very grainy old photograph taken shortly before the mural was painted over. We plan to have the restored mural relocated to the library by 2015 in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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