Post Office Mural – Farmersville TX

Description

The Farmersville post office houses an example of New Deal artwork: a Section of Fine Arts mural painted in 1941 by Jerry Bywaters.

“Bywaters’ painting “Soil Conservation in Collin County” was a subtle nudge to Texas farmers to adopt contour plowing – a preventitive for one of the major contributors to the “Dust Bowl.”

The rural population of Texas was a majority when this painting was made – and by today’s standards it could be considered a very artistic “Public Service Announcement.””   (http://www.texasescapes.com)

Source notes

Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/
http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasArt/Farmersville-Texas-Post-Office-Mural-Soil-Conservation-in-Collin-County.htm

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Location Info


213 McKinney Street
Farmersville, TX 75442

Location notes: lobby

Coordinates: 33.1632, -96.361645

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