Artist Jason Herron sculpted “Modern Youth” for Belmont Senior High School in Los Angeles, CA, with Federal Arts Project (FAP) funds. Located on the school’s front lawn, the sculpture “represents the scholastic interests as well as the athletic accomplishments of young people today” (Wells, p. 25).
According to a 1937 article in the Los Angeles School Journal, “Jason Herron is a young lady whose art study has included work under Merrill Gage at USC, Chamberlain in Pasadena, and one year of study at various places in Europe” (Wells, p. 25).
Herron’s other New Deal–funded works in the region include the Power of Water Fountain (1935) at Lafayette Park (Los Angeles, CA) and a sculpture at South Pasadena High School (South Pasadena, CA).
Wells, N. W. “Federal Art Project and the Schools.” Los Angeles School Journal XX, no. 29 (April 26, 1937): 17–25.
Project originally submitted by Natalie McDonald on February 11, 2023.
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