Suspension Bridge Mural*

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Bartl moved from Czechoslovakia in the 1930s and married the sister of Dr Richard Weck, who also came from Czechoslovakia (Prague), in 1938. He went on to become a lecturer in the Department of Engineering and Director of the Welding Institute. Bartl then became a teacher at Lincoln School of Art, and was heavily influenced by the school of painting prevalent in Nazi Germany (hence the look of the mural in the Department of Engineering). Lord Baker (the Head of Department) was keen on art and commissioned Bartl to produce this mural.

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge



Suspension Bridge Mural*




acrylic on panel


H 338 x W 198 cm

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commissioned, c.1953

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Bartl 1953


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