Project type: Art Works, Education and Health, Murals, Schools
Agency: Public Works of Art Project (PWAP), Civil Works Administration (CWA), Arts Programs, Work Relief Programs
Artists: David Park
Quality of Information: Moderate
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Three 15′ x 7.5′ frescoes by David Park on the themes “Art,” “Civilization,” and “Nature.” The frescoes surround the main entrance. The murals were done as part of the Public Works of Art Program (then funded by the CWA).
Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: https://www.newdealartregistry.org/ Boas, Nancy. 2012. David Park: A Painter’s Life. 1ST ed. University of California Press.
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Thank you for posting these. The triptych of murals Park’s are moving and beautiful, under valued, and mostly unknown. I worked at the school for 20 years and tried to get community support to help protect these murals, which are painted on plaster walls. It isn’t listed in very many places, and, when it is, often the artist’s name is incorrect.