Charlotte High School

Murals at Charlotte High School

The most ambitious group of murals Carl W. Peters painted was for Charlotte High School in 1942. The eight murals were designed to fill the walls of the school’s auditorium, where they remain to this day. Peters’ series captures his understanding of the history of the Lake Ontario region, starting from the Native Americans who originally inhabited the land, to the final scene he called the “Triumph of the American Ideal.”

Charlotte High School Studies

Preparatory Drawings for a Mural Study for English Fleet off Charlotte Study for Triumph of the American Ideal Study for Triumph of the American Ideal Study for Rev. René Gahnée – The First Map and Father Peter Raffeix Study for American Settlers Study for The 19th Century Studies for The 19th Century Study for Primitive Algonquin Fishermen Study for Algonquin Fishermen Study for French Influence 1615-1763: Dejoneaire The Explorer of the Genesee