Ezra Augustus Winter was a prominent muralist of the first half of the twentieth century. Among his best known works are The Canterbury Tales in the Library of Congress and Fountain of Youth in the foyer of Radio City Music Hall. He also completed murals for the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music, and a six-story work for the Guardian Building in Detroit. During World War I Winter was a camouflage designer for the U.S. Shipping Board. He later taught at the Grand Central School of Art and kept a studio in Falls Village, Connecticut. He studied art at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and was a fellow in visual arts at the American Academy in Rome in 1914. Winter was affiliated with the National Society of Mural Painters and the Architectural League of New York, served on the Connecticut State Commission of Sculpture, and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. His papers are in the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.