Althea Ulber painted a mural, “Youth and Democracy,” at Jordan High School (formerly David Starr Jordan High School) in Los Angeles, CA. The 4 x 30 foot mural is located in the school library. Completed in 1937, it was funded by the Federal Art Project (FAP).
Born in Los Angeles, Ulber studied with artists including Stanton Macdonald-Wright, the director of the FAP’s Southern California division. From 1921 to 1941, Ulber taught in the Chouinard Art Institute’s children’s department.
We do not know if this mural survives.
Robin J. Dunitz, Street Gallery: Guide to 1000 Los Angeles Murals (RJD Enterprises, 1998), p. 229.
Project originally submitted by Natalie McDonald on February 28, 2023.
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