The New York Times wrote the following in 2003 in a retrospective article of New Jersey-based artist Michael Lenson: “[Mr. Lenson] moved to Newark and applied at the W.P.A. office on Halsey Street … Soon, Mr. Lenson was designing and… Read More
These carvings adorn the ceiling of Building No. 1 of the Veterans’ Hospital, which was likely also a WPA project. From Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico 1933-1943 by Kathryn Flynn (2012): “Building No. 1 which currently houses the… Read More
This frieze on the ceilings of the library’s reading rooms was funded by the FAP and WPA. The library itself was completed in 1932, but is very similar in design to what soon after became known as the WPA style.
Hilaire Hiler’s 10′ x 100′ mural, a “wax-emulsion variation of the Gambier-Parry spirit fresco process,” was completed in 1939 with the help of FAP funds.
Richard Ayer’s bas relief of paint on plaster with embedded rope and piping at the Aquatic Park in San Francisco was completed in 1939 with the help of FAP funds.
This oil-on-plaster mural was designed to give “striking demonstrations on the relationship of color and light.” Originally, the light fixture revolved.
Sargent Johnson’s 30′ x 14′ frieze of incised green slate at the Aquatic Park in San Francisco was completed in 1939 with FAP funds.
This 14′ x 125′ glazed tile mural was created by Sargent Johnson in 1939 with the help of FAP funds. The east end is incomplete because of artist protests over plans for a private restaurant on the site.
“As the Great Depression deepened and thousands were uprooted and looking for work, numerous fairgrounds were turned into camps for these transients. The Arizona State Fairgrounds provided a temporary place to stay and an opportunity to earn money through labor…. Read More
Yelp review: The Society has three large murals depicting the early history of the Green Bay area. The murals where done by Artist Chris Olson from Eureka during the depression as part of the WPA projects. The pictures are history… Read More
Jean Charlot created this mural for what was then Strabuenmuller Textile High School in 1934-36. Entitled “The Art Contribution to Civilization of All Nations,” the mural was funded by the WPA’s Federal Arts Project.
This 1940 oil-on-canvas mural by George Goethke covers all 4 walls of the kindergarten room of Baywood Elementary School (formerly the George Hall School).
The Beach Chalet contains several New Deal artworks, including this set of monochrome frescoes by Lucien Labaudt located in the stairwell and corridor to the restrooms. The frescoes were painted in 1937 under the WPA’s Federal Art Project.
The Belding School contains a WPA mural by Roberta Elvis. Medium: oil on canvas Size: 15′ x 5’4″
"It is an oil painting on masonite done by Clarkson Dye (FAP/WPA Project #7754). It measures 42-1/4" x 52-1/2" and hangs in the second floor legislative meeting room. Originally this painting was installed at Mt. Diablo State Park, but was… Read More
“Arrival of the First Settlers” Medium: oil on canvas Size: 15′ x 11′ Restoration Info: Property of City of Norwalk, CT, WPA Art Collection
“Work, the Soul of Progress” Medium: oil on canvas Size: 15′ x 11′ Restoration Info: Property of City of Norwalk, CT, WPA Art Collection
The Bennett School contains a mural by Grace Spongberg, depicting four subjects: 1) Art, 2) History, 3) Science, 4) Music Medium: oil on canvas Size: 4 panels, each 11′ x 6′ Restoration Info: Restored 2001
The Bennett School contains this WPA mural by Gustaf Dahlstrom. Medium: oil on canvas Size: frieze in 15 sections; 4’6″ x 70′ Restoration Info: Restored 2000
“St. George and the Dragon” (1940) is on the west side of Berkeley High School, on building H. It is a cast stone relief located on the exterior of the building at Martin Luther King Jr. Way at Allston Way…. Read More
“Occupational Studies and Their Application” This fresco of six 9′ x 4’6″ panels was painted with the help of New Deal funds.
“Soldiers and Sailors is a three panel painted mural in the vestibule of Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. Created in 1942 as part of the WPA Art Project, the mural depicts the United States’ military uniforms from 1776 through 1941. Helen Lundeberg… Read More
“During May and June 1946, two 900-square-foot murals depicting three centuries of local history were unceremoniously removed from the cavernous two-story rotunda of Brooklyn Borough Hall less than a decade after their creation. The murals, titled “Brooklyn Past and Present,”… Read More
The Boundary County Courthouse is the site of three friezes, all created by Fletcher Martin in 1940 for the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP) and viewable on the front of the courthouse. They are officially untitled but are known… Read More
Under the WPA Federal Arts Project, artist Monty Lewis installed a large fresco depicting “The Cotton Industry in Contemporary America” in 1936. The fresco is in the school auditorium. At the time of installation, this building was the High School… Read More