Murals by John O. Wehrle seen at Richmond Municipal Natatorium, Richmond - The Plunge
Murals by John O. Wehrle seen at Richmond Municipal Natatorium, Richmond - The Plunge

The Plunge

The Plunge was found adorning the wall in front of the pool area of the Richmond Municipal Natatorium. Created by talented artist and cartoonist John O. Wehrle, this massive scenic mural portrays egrets who love to plunge into the water. It makes anyone want to dive right away into the pool.

Meet the Creator

"John Wehrle was born in San Antonio and raised all over Texas. Never a gifted athlete, Wehrle compensated by becoming the best airplane drawer in the fourth grade. Finding success with this endeavor he continued a creative path, studying art at Texas Tech in Lubbock, where he was cartoonist for the student newspaper. Commissioned a Lieutenant in the US Army, in 1966 he was chosen to be the leader of the first “combat artist” team sent to cover the war in Vietnam. Paintings from this experience are part of the permanent collection of the Military Historical Division at the Pentagon."

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