Queens Borough Public Library Murals – Queens NY

Description

The Queens Borough Public Library features a number of murals completed through the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The murals are: A. Grant Arnold’s “The Big Maple Tree” (1936), Philip Cheney’s “12th and Market Sts., Phila.” (1936), Louis Lozowick’s “Night Repairs” (1939), Nan Lurie’s “Next” (1937), Elizabeth Olds’s “Pittsburgh” (date unknown), and Raphael Soyer’s “Portrait of a Man (A Transient)” and “Working Girls Going Home” (both 1936).

The location and status of these works is presently unknown to Living New Deal.

Source notes

Bruce I. Buston, A New Deal for the Arts (Seattle: The University of Washington Press, 1997), 85, 86, 91, 92, 93.

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Location Info


89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11431

Location notes: Address for present Central Library in Queens; unknown if location of murals

Coordinates: 40.707759, -73.794735

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