Military Images, 1978

John Killmaster
(American, born 1934)

Location: Aberdeen-Montesano Armory, Montesano


Military Images is an enamel mural created by artist John Killmaster for the Aberdeen-Montesano Armory. He chose imagery related to the history of the National Guard. He made the piece by first creating silkscreens based on drawings. He then screen printed enamel paint onto the panels and fired them in layers using a kiln. He then added painted and airbrushed elements.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Military Department.


Boise, Idaho-based artist John Killmaster creates paintings, ceramics, and enamel artworks. He served as a professor of art at Boise State University from 1970 to 1997. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in 1969. He was honored with the Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1978.

MediumEnamel on steel
Dimensions3 ft 8 in x 5 ft 6 in
ID NumberWSAC1978.015.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationIdaho, United States
Location Information
AgencyMilitary Department
Artwork LocationAberdeen-Montesano Armory
Lobby wall
WA CountyGrays Harbor
Site TypeState Agency
Address21 Clemons Rd N
Montesano, WA 98563
Geo. Coordinates46.978896 | -123.656063
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