Man’s Confidence in Man mural
Originally commissioned by the Citizens National Bank, Springville, NY (which Grell painted several including a large banking center in downtown New York City) is now the Village of Springville, NY town hall. This large ten foot by ten foot mural is today, temporarily covered by a dropped ceiling. Commissioned during the great depression, Grell shows how hard working Americans and some confidence in the banking system could help pull the country out of the Great Depression. During the period of the now famous Works Progress Administration, Grell was aptly supplied with non government subsidized commissions. This painting is very similar to a commission by Grell earned for the Manufacturers Bank and Trust in St. Louis, MO now the Lift For Life Academy.
The City Manager allowed Grell researches to climb up into the dropped ceiling and photograph the hidden treasure. There are plans to raise the ceiling to expose the hidden mural and a large clock.