Post Office Mural – Canastota NY

Description

Section of Fine Arts mural entitled “The Onion Fields” painted in 1942 by Alison Mason Kingsbury.

“It was a piece that valorized the work of the local onion workers, many of whom where immigrants from Russia, and was aptly titled The Onion Fields. Its subjects, a male and a female farmer, are a clear departure from the artist’s earlier figures, filled out as they were in a stocky body types reminiscent of both Mexican and Soviet art.” (http://rmc.library.cornell.edu)

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http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/alisonmasonkingsbury/exhibition/onionfields/index.html
http://www.wpamurals.com/newyork.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/2588689220/in/set-72057594102214674

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Location Info


118 S. Peterboro St.
Canastota, NY 13032

Coordinates: 43.078688, -75.750834

2 comments on “Post Office Mural – Canastota NY

  1. Caren Giufre Edl

    The immigrants in Canastota were mostly Italian, not Russian. I grew up there and my family was one of the many Italian families who grew onions there.

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