- Durant, MS
- Site Type:
- Art Works, Murals
- New Deal Agencies:
- Arts Programs, Treasury Section of Fine Arts (TSFA)
- Isidore Toberoff
- B. L. Knost
Isidore Toberoff’s mural, “Erosion, Reclamation and Conservation of the Soil” was completed in 1942. The oil-on-canvas work was completed under the auspices of the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. Toberoff was a 1942 Pulitzer Prize winner in art, and while himself recovering from war injuries, helped to provide therapy for wounded soldiers in the occupational therapy program at Fort Benjamin Harrison in 1943 (Bower, 1984).
Source notesBower, S. E. (1984). A History of Fort Benjamin Harrison, 1903-1982. Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.: Command History Office, US Army Soldier Support Center. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database. New Deal Art Registry (newdealartregistry.org);
Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on March 3, 2013.
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