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Wisconsin State Capitol
Hugo Ballin was born in New York and spent his young life training with some of the foremost talents of the American art scene. He travelled in Europe to continue his training and became a rising star in the Beaux-Arts movement when he returned. His reputation earned him his first major mural commission: to decorate the Executive Chamber at the new Wisconsin State Capitol. Follow this path to explore Hugo Ballin's early life and arts education, his ascendance in the Beaux-Arts movement, the artistic ideals that colored his earliest works, and how those ideals flavored his painting style, as shown in his murals at the Wisconsin State Capitol.