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William Moulis: A Quiet Legend

May 2, 2018

Do you recognized these murals? In the mid-20th century, Kate Raftery, founder of The Little Traveler, commissioned Art Institute of Chicago student William Moulis to paint these and other murals throughout the store. From 1947-1952, he kept an art studio in the “penthouse” of The Little Traveler and is the creator of the very first Almanacks, which held more of his artwork and poetry.

He went on to establish the design style for notable hotels and restaurants in Chicago, New York, and Hong Kong. Because of his many accomplishments, he was posthumously inducted into the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame earlier this year. Read more about him at

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