Arthur Floegel's son, Alfred Jr., who visited DeWitt Clinton High School in
2015 to see his father's murals for the first time. Photo by
Santiago Taveras, principal, in his office. Taveras writes:
I recently had a visit from Alfred Floegel, who lives in Florida and is over
80 years of age. His father was Alfred Floegel Sr., the artist who painted
the murals outside of the library between 1934 and 1940. Alfred remembers
his father talking about this beautiful mural he painted for a high school
in the Bronx. Alfred came to NYC from Florida just to get a chance to see
the painting his father was so proud of. As he walked the halls and
ascended to the third floor, I could see Alfred's joy as he anticipated
seeing the murals. As I walked Alfred to the 4 train I could almost see him
walking a little taller as the pride of seeing his father's work in person
elevated him to new heights.
the Principal, The Clinton News, Wedesday June 3, 2015, p.3.