Thomas J Noel

The Forgotten Artist Who Painted the Unforgettable Face

He painted Colorado's first widely known piece of public art. Probably a million people have stared into her big brown eyes and studied her Mona Lisa smile. Yet few know the name of her creator-husband.

Thomas J. Noel

Thomas J. Noel teaches history at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he is the director of Public History and Preservation and codirector of the Center for Colorado and the West. He is a columnist for The Denver Post, a former National Register reviewer for Colorado, and a former Denver Landmark commissioner. He appears regularly on Channel 9 (NBC) as Dr. Colorado and has authored or coauthored forty-four books on Colorado.

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