"The Importance of Education in Sacramento"
“Importance of Education in Sacramento” by Ralph Stackpole was painted in 1937 with support from the WPA Federal Art Project.
“San Francisco painter and sculptor Ralph Stackpole was among the artists who created on the federal dime. He spent the summer of 1937 painting a mural on plaster in the lobby of the auditorium at Sacramento Junior College on Freeport Boulevard, since renamed Sacramento City College.
Stackpole’s mural depicts people engaged in various forms of work, such as designing an airplane and farming.” (http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2009/02/03/61368/senates-stimulus-bill-is-nothing.html#ixzz0rpxez4CQ)
The mural is 30′ x 10′ tempera on plaster.
Text excerpt courtesy of McClatchy: http://www.mcclatchydc.com Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry
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