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Childhood is Without Prejudice

Artist: William Walker

Commissioned by: The 57th Street Underpass Committee

Location: 56th and Stony Island

Medium: Mural

Commentary: In a series of three panels under the 56th Street Metra Underpass, William Walker gives tribute to the racial harmony among children to young to have been taught prejudice. In the series, flat figures overlap and intertwine. Don't just look at the picture for its "story", but see how the shapes weave together and the colors lay in patterns. Walker created the panels as a salute to the nearby Bret Harte School where his daughter was once a student.

William Walker is the godfather of black muralists in Chicago. His work is seen throughout Chicago and has inspired generations of artists with its intelligent design and significant social messages.

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