Grell’s large theatre mural designs combined are unquestionably his Magnum Opus. Commissioned primarily throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s where many are over one hundred feet in length. Included with this post is a small sampling; more can be found after his easel works featured hereafter.
Grell imagineered (imagined and created something new) countless scenes. This is to say something entirely unique in setting, location, time and character. The many landscape scenes existed only in Grell’s imagination until he put oil on brush and applied it to canvas. Many are based on folklore or Greek mythology and history, but its the select many pictures that absolutely only resided in his imagination that stand out.