See, Play, Learn, Grow, 1986

Frank Samuelson
(American, born 1949)

Location: Virginia Grainger Elementary, Okanogan


Artist Frank Samuelson created the mural See, Play, Learn, Grow to celebrate the learning environment. Two blackboard-style panels frame each side of the mural. He filled the composition with images of the Eastern Washington community and landscape.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Kennewick School District.


Port Townsend-based artist Frank Samuelson creates colorful and imaginative paintings and murals for pubilc spaces. The natural world is an important theme and inspiration for Samuelson who notes: "Moving and playing with form and color are just a thrill that I can’t deny myself. The essence of water is also an important piece of all puzzles I paint."

Samuelson received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Central Washington University in Ellensburg. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University in Pullman, Eastern Washington, in 1976. He lives and works in Port Townsend, on the Olympic Peninsula in Northwest Washington.

Material CategoryPainting - paint on fabric
MediumAcrylic paint on canvas with cork
Dimensions4 ft 1 in x 16 ft 1 in
ID NumberWSAC1986.054.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyOkanogan School District
Artwork LocationVirginia Grainger Elementary
WA CountyOkanogan
Site TypePublic School
Address1118 5th Ave. South
Okanogan, WA 98840
Geo. Coordinates48.358788, -119.592582
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