Canoga Park High School: Melcher Painting – Canoga Park CA

City:
Canoga Park, CA

Site Type:
Paintings, Art Works

New Deal Agencies:
Federal Arts Project (FAP), Arts Programs

Completed:
1939

Artist:
George Henry Melcher

Quality of Information:
Moderate

Marked:
Yes

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

In 1939, artist George Henry Melcher completed an oil on canvas painting titled “Across the Lagoon, Malibu” for Canoga Park High School in Canoga Park, CA.

Located in the school’s Board Room, the painting depicts an ocean lagoon, with small green islets scattered in the bay. It is framed in a wood frame measuring 36-1/2 x 30-1/4 inches. A label on the back reads: “Federal Art Project, FAP #8864, ‘Across the Lagoon, Malibu’, Artist: Geo. H. Melcher, BCVD 8/14/39 24 x 30”.

Source notes

LAUSD Art & Artifact Collection/Archive and Museum Collection Inventory Report (New Deal WPA)

Site originally submitted by Natalie McDonald on July 7, 2023.

Location Info


6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Los Angeles County

Coordinates: 34.1956, -118.6043

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