Artist Charles J. Hepburn dies Saturday at age 84. His murals grace the walls of the Schenectady County Courthouse.
Steven Raucci lawyer Ronald DeAngelus, foreground left, exits the courtroom after the verdict was read in April 2010 convicting Raucci of arson and various other felonies committed while an employee of the Schenectady City School District. District Attorney Robert Carney makes a call in background. Also in the background is a mural by Charles J. Hepburn.
Charles J. Hepburn's finished "Equal and Exact Justice" piece is seen in the Schenectady County Courthouse in 1963.
Artist Charles J. Hepburn poses in the yard of his Rexford home with a scale model of the 40-foot mural he would create for the Schenectady County Courthouse in 1963. The mural's theme was the Thomas Jefferson quote: "Equal and exact justice, to all men, of whatever state or persuasion ... " (Gazette file photo)
Charles J. Hepburn's then-controversial "Justice" mural was installed in the Schenectady County Courthouse's supreme courtroom in 1963. The courthousse was still being renovated when the artwork took its place. Gazette file photo by Ed Schultz.