Versions of The Spirit of Light (Apollo) were commissioned inside at least four different locations including the Chicago Theatre (1933), the Times Square Paramount Theatre (1926), the Netherland Plaza Hotel (1930) in Cincinnati and the one featured here for an unknown location. The three known locations are all very large murals ranging from forty to one hundred-twenty feet in length. The Netherland Plaza Hotel and Chicago Theatre murals are still on display today for the world to enjoy in person. Grell was undoubtedly influenced by Franz von Stuck (1863-1928) while in Munich from 1908 to 1916.
Exhibits: 2013 – 2017 Pottawattamie County Courthouse Grant Wood & Louis Grell two man show; University of Nebraska at Omaha 2014 and Union Station, St. Louis, MO 2015
Gouache and Water Color, c1929, sight 21″ x 29″ original frame 29″ x 37″
Provenance: artist to wife 1960, through descent to current family member