A tribute to the treasure trove of ecclesiastical art and architecture in the Diocese of Toledo.
This is absolutely wonderful news. Looking at the black and white photos of the murals in their former glory always made me wonder what motivated people to cover up such beauty and artistry. Was it the post-conciliar spirit? Or was it simply maintenance?The murals at St. Paul Church in Hamler bear a great resemblance. I wonder if Felix Lieftuchter was also the artist there.
Regarding the Hamler church -- in the Diocesan history by Fr. Mossing, he writes that a set of father / son artists from Germany named "Lammers" did the painting. I'm assuming this refers to Gerhard Lamers, mentioned here: http://catholictoledo.blogspot.com/2013/08/gerhard-lamers-artist.html Also, ti seems that both Lieftuchter and Lamers worked on St. Joseph cathedral in Wheeling, WV. http://www.catholicphotographer.com/p439174206 They do have similar styles.
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