"Land of Irrigation"
The oil-on-canvas mural “Land of Irrigation,” by Norman Chamberlain, was installed at the Selma Post Office on March 24, 1938. Before beginning the piece, Chamberlain traveled to Selma to get a sense of the local community. Local newspaper editor Lowell Pratt Clark took him for a tour of the surrounding countryside, including a visit to a local peach cannery. The final work reflected the town’s agricultural economy, in particular irrigated peach and grape production. Chamberlain was paid $1500 for the work.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ahgilbertson/weeklymiracle.pdf http://www.askart.com/askart/c/norman_stiles_chamberlain/norman_stiles_chamberlain.aspx Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/
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