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(Seal of Newark)

The Spirit of Newark

The Spirit of Newark informed the art of longtime city resident Leo Laskaris (1917-2007). The city's seal, shown on the cover of the League of Women Voters 1987 guide to the city, was designed by Laskaris. The twining leaves and branching tree also appear as design motifs in his three murals, originally commissioned by the Newark Trust Company, later transferred to City Hall where they now adorn council chambers. Light is a central theme of each of the three murals, which are titled "Newark, A Cityscape," "Newark and God," and "Newark and Energy."

(Laskaris, Newar, A Cityscape)

This is greater Newark, Delaware. Newark, Del. : League of Women Voters of Newark, [1987].

Newark Trust Company presents "The little world" : murals by Leo Laskaris. Newark, Del. : Newark Trust Co., [1955].

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