Cikovsky "Apples", Dept of Interior - Washington DC
The Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior building contains one of the largest collections of New Deal art in Washington DC by some of the finest American artists of the time.
In 1938, Nicolai Cikovsky painted four murals commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts: “Apples,” “Gathering Dates,” “Desert” and “Irrigation.” They can be found on the 2d floor in the main corridor, south of the Grand Staircase.
The Department of Interior Museum offers regular mural tours; check their website for information and registration.
For more information on the Interior building, its art and the artists, see Look and Perrault 1986 (below – available online). Artworks begin on p. 110.
Look, David and Carole Perrault. The Interior Building: Its Architecture and Its Art. Washington DC: US Department of Interior, National Park Service, 1986. pp. 110-172. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015029850214&view=1up&seq=1
Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on March 22, 2015.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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