Post Office Wood Relief, Kankakee, IL, Edouard Chassaing, "Farming"
The post office contains three wooden reliefs by Edouard Chassaing. They were commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts in 1934.
The work consists of 3 separate works of a pig, turkey, and duck(?) flanked by a farmer carrying a bushel of corn and a female farmer(wife) carrying a large shock of wheat.
Edouard Chassaing was born in France and immigrated to the United States, primarily working in Illinois. This work was a wood relief, but he is best known for reinforced concrete works.
Park and Markowitz, Democratic Vistas, Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal, 1984.
Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on April 11, 2013.
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