Hutchinson and his colleague Harold Spooner, as you’ll see below, produced beautiful work that stands on its own as first-rate art. But, in its time, it was more than that.
“Some of Oregon’s most noteworthy public-works projects first saw life on the drawing tables of Frank G. Hutchinson and Harold L. Spooner,” writes the Oregon Secretary of State’s website. “Other drawings by the men were destined to remain dreams.”
The latter is a reference, most notably, to the men’s efforts to showcase various Oregon State Capitol rebuilding proposals.