Benjamin Knotts at work on a mural at Julia Richman High School, 67 St. & 2nd Ave., N.Y.C.Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art.
In 1936, Ben Knott completed an oil on canvas mural entitled ‘Decorative Map of the World’ for the fourth floor corridor, East School, of what was then Julia Richman High School, with funding from the Federal Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP).
The high school building that housed the mural has since been converted into the Julia Richman Education Complex. The building complex now serves as the site of six separate small schools.
The Living New Deal needs further information to determine the current status of the mural.
Wikimedia Commons: Ben Knott at work on mural for the WPA Archives of American Art: Benjamin Knott at work on mural Julia Richman High School Wikipedia: Julia Richman Education Complex
Project originally submitted by Frank da Cruz on August 24, 2017.
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