Edward Trumbull was born in Michigan and raised in Connecticut. He attended the Art Students’ League of New York and studied in London under the noted muralist, Frank Brangwyn. Trumbull’s style as a muralist was traditional, and he was best known for his ease of bright and varied colors.
long time resident of Pittsburgh, Trumbull painted panels for
the Heinz Administration Building in Pittsburgh and used “The
Three Rivers” that converge at the city as the theme
for the ceiling of the lobby of the Chrysler Building in New
York. Two of his murals, located in the South Office building
of the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, are smaller versions of
the murals he painted for buildings in Pittsburgh.