His style was clearly in the 1930s Moderne vein, where a touch of subject simplification was expected.
This is one of Savage's well-known murals painted for the Maison Navigation Company that had ocean liners such as the Lurline that plied between Honolulu and California. On ship, the murals served as the basis for menu covers. Standard Savage visual fare included bold, slightly simplified shaping of human bodies and stacked groups of similar people such as the group of women seen at the far left.
Painted when in his late twenties, this is fairly traditional. Very striking female nude, indicating that he might have taken a different artistic path than the one he chose.
An early mural featuring stacked figures having odd expressions on their faces. Murals seem to work best when visually "busy," and Savage painted many busy murals.
Again, stacked figures and strong body shaping.
Even though Savage was on the Yale University faculty, he seems to have been involved with Depression-era Federal art projects.
Oshkosh is a city in Wisconsin, and this might be a study for a post office mural intended for that place.
Not a mural, I suppose. But a genre painting in the spirit of 1930s artists such as Reginald Marsh and Paul Cadmus. Perhaps a view down Savage's nose from the heights of Yale University.
A comparatively late work. It retains much of his late-1930s feeling -- though a bit simplified and lacking the stacked groups of people.