The Murals of Lincoln Perry






Lincoln Perry has done large murals for the Met Life building in St. Louis, 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue and Lincoln Square in Washington DC, the John Hancock building in Boston and for the Federal Courthouse in Tallahassee, Florida.


Produced, Directed and Edited by

Bill Reifenberger

Director of Photography

Terence McArdle

Associate Producer and Post Production

Benjamin Clore

Original Score

Will Musser

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Funding for this film was provided by:

  • The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia
  • The Alumni Board of Trustees of the University of Virginia Endowment Fund, Inc.
  • The Estate of David A. Harrison
Copyright 2010 | The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia

6 responses to “The Murals of Lincoln Perry

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  2. Charlottesville and UVA have a real treasure in these magnificent murals by Lincoln Perry. Thank you Lincoln.

  3. Cathy Adams

    Fabulous and intriguing mural that I enjoyed thoroughly in Cabell Hall yesterday during Reunion Weekend.

  4. Lincoln Perry really makes outstanding Murals which greatly improve the beauty and elegance of places. Thanks to Lincoln.

  5. margaret bowland

    I have not had the pleasure of seeing these works in person, but have heard from friends of their importance. Thankfully, this film made it possible for me to know this magical painting. Mr Perry seems to have personally retained the intelligence of a culture, much as the Irish did in the Middle Ages. Thank you, Virginia, for having provided this island of sanity and hope for people in future who will see Irony as a stance held by fearful adolescents and something indulged by adults. I am a teacher and what we wish to hold open to the next generation is a door filled with light. Painting is an act of light versus dark. Metaphors understood.

    Lincoln Perry knows this, gives it to us, and expounds upon it. He has decided to speak to us in these murals from the point of view of a young woman just trying to make her way. A kinder, more important act by a powerful male undertaken in support of the feminine psyche I have not beheld since I saw “A Girl With A Pearl Earring” by Vermeer. Thank you Lincoln Perry and thank you University of Virginia for taking up the Medici mantle.

  6. Christine Geeng

    I can’t describe how ecstatic I was to find out that a documentary was made about Perry’s murals. They never cease to amaze me. Thank you Perry for creating such a gorgeous work of art, and thank Silver Thorn for creating this movie.

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