American artist Allyn Cox
(1896-1982) designed three corridors of murals for the House of Representatives wing of the United States Capitol in the 1970s and 1980s. Cox and his associates painted the first two corridors, the Hall of Capitols and the Great Experiment Hall, between 1973 and 1982. Cox died soon after the completion of the Great Experiment Hall murals. In 1993-94, EverGreene Painting Studios executed the final corridor of murals depicting the nationís Westward Expansion.
The United States Capitol Historical Society
funded the painting of the Cox Corridors. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution contributed the funds to pay for the Great Experiment Hall to commemorate the Bicentennial of the American Revolution. Both organizations cooperated in the publication of The American Story in Art: The Murals of Allyn Cox in the U.S. Capitol in 1986.