American WPA Era Art
New Deal Art
This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic American Works Progress Administration "WPA Era Art" and "New Deal Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to the articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the date of publication in Resource Library.
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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:
A 4/15/13 search within the TFAO digital library retrieved 279 pages referencing the acronym "WPA."
A 9/15/14 search within the TFAO digital library retrieved 189 pages referencing the phrase "New Deal."
From other websites:
The American Art channel of ArtBabble as of August, 2009 included "1934: A New Deal for Artists" from Smithsonian American Art Museum [0:30:32]
From the Library of Congress, By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943 -- American Memory includes as of 2013 a section on special presentations including Interview with WPA Silkscreen Artist Tony Velonis from a December, 1994 symposium on the WPA titled "Amassing American Stuff: The New Deal Arts Collections of the Library of Congress." The online interview with master silkscreen printer Anthony (Tony) Velonis took place at that time as one of several in-depth interviews with notable figures of the WPA projects. (description from LOC web site)
From the Museum of International Folk Art, the online exhibition Sin Nombre: Hispana and Hispano Artists of the New Deal Era includes as of 2013 the curator's video introduction of the exhibition.
Oceanside Museum of Art WPA Depression-era art from KPBS
Post Office Art and Architecture in Central PA Blinks says: "Produced by WVIA-TV, this 2 minute trailer promotes film called "New Deal Legacy" that features unique post office art and architecture in Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, Mifflinburg, Northumberland, Milton, Bellefonte, Danville, Bloomsburg, Williamsport and Renovo."
Weisman Art Museum's 'New Deal' Blinks says: "The Weisman Art Museum is presenting about 1,000 paintings, prints and murals from New Deal-era artists (2:30)."
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The New Deal for Artists, by Richard D. McKinzie. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973)
Works Progress Administration's Alaska Art Project, 1937: a retrospective exhibition, by Lynn K. Binek, Karl Eugene Fortess, Merlin F. Pollock, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska State Museum, University of Alaska Museum, Anchorage Museum of History and Art. Published by Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 1987. Exhibition at Anchorage Museum of History and Art, May 10-Aug. 31, 1987, University of Alaska Museum, Oct. 31-Dec. 13, 1987 and Alaska State Museum Jan. 28-Mar. 3, 1988. 47 pages. Source: Google Books
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