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Courthouse murals artist dies at 84

Hepburn also theater artist, freelancer for GE, area businesses

Artist Charles J. Hepburn poses in the yard of his Rexford home with a scale model of the 40-foot mural he would create for the Schenectady County Courthouse in 1963. The mural's theme was the Thomas Jefferson quote: "Equal and exact justice, to all men, of whatever state or persuasion ... " (Gazette file photo)
Artist Charles J. Hepburn poses in the yard of his Rexford home with a scale model of the 40-foot mural he would create for the Schenectady County Courthouse in 1963. The mural's theme was the Thomas Jefferson quote: "Equal and exact justice, to all men, of whatever state or persuasion ... " (Gazette file photo)
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As a 32-year-old artist in 1960, Charles J. Hepburn readied for a showing of his artwork. Hepburn, who passed away Saturday at the age of 84, told The Gazette then that he had not exhibited very much, “even though I’ve been painting up a storm for years. Most of my paintings have been painted away or given away to Aunt Helen because I didn’t feel ready.” Three years later, in 1963, Hepburn was ready. Selected ...


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