- Los Angeles, CA
- Site Type:
- Mosaics, Art Works
- New Deal Agencies:
- Federal Arts Project (FAP), Arts Programs
- Ross Dickinson
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
Artist Ross Dickinson designed two tile mosaics for Thomas Starr King Middle School in Los Angeles, CA. He received funding from the Federal Arts Project (FAP).
The mosaics “give glimpses of Indian pueblo life, one showing the influence of the crafts taught by the mission fathers” (Wells, p. 23).
According to a 1937 article in the Los Angeles School Journal, “The greatest single patron of Federal art among the schools of the Los Angeles system is Thomas Start King Junior High School, whose principal is Dr. Alice Ball Struthers. The possessions of that school could well serve as a model and be the envy of every other school in the country” (Wells, p. 25).
Dickinson’s other New Deal–funded works in Los Angeles, CA, include murals at Thomas Jefferson High School (“History of the Recorded Word”) and George Washington High School (“A Valley in California” and “Mankind’s Achievements”).
Wells, N. W. “Federal Art Project and the Schools.” Los Angeles School Journal XX, no. 29 (April 26, 1937): 17–25.
Site originally submitted by Natalie McDonald on February 11, 2023.
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