Karp and an unidentified artist working on mural for the Hebrew Orphan Asylum - 1938Federal Art Project W.P.A.; Photographic Division; Negative No: P2912-1; Date: 9/13/38
In 1938 William Karp completed the mural entitled “Armed with Learning and Reality, Looking from the Past to the Future” for the Hebrew Orphan Asylum on Amsterdam Avenue between 136 and 138th Street in New York City. The Hebrew Orphan Asylum closed in 1941, and the building was demolished in the mid 1950s.
The Living New Deal needs further information to determine the current status of William Karp’s WPA mural for the Hebrew Orphan Asylum.
William Karp worked as a master mural artist and administrator with the WPA Federal Art Project.
Also included are images of Karp with friends at his home in Yonkers NY, photographed in 1972 by Frank da Cruz (Frank da Cruz Kermit collection).
Project originally submitted by Frank da Cruz on July 12, 2017.
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