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Children's art exhibition sponsored by the Federal Art Project

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm. Photograph by Sol Horn for the photographic division, art project, W.P.A.
Image shows two girls and a little boy viewing one of the artworks.

Federal Art Project children's art exhibit

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm. Identification on attachment (typewritten): Two sailors, a portrait head and a Holy Family presentation demonstrate the wide range of subjects covered by the youthful sculptors in the W.P.A. Federal Art Project's free classes, and exhibited in the outdoor showing at Market slip where four lower east side settlement houses put on view the cream of the art production of several hunderd children in these classes.
Work for hire by Pollard for the Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.).

Members of the W.P.A. Federal Art Project art class at the Seamen's Institute.

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. Photograph shows four men standing around a seated man working on a drawing.
Identification on attachment (typewritten): Getting a line on how it's done. Members of the W.P.A. Federal Art Project art class at the Seamen's Institute watching their instructor putting the finishing touches on a pastel.

Holger Cahill speaking at the Harlem Community Art Center

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm.

Children at a free Federal Art Project art class

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm. Photograph shows a group of children working together on a sculpture of a man. Behind the children a man is working on a portrait of a boy, while a girl looks over his shoulder.
Handwritten note on verso identifies the location of this photo as: Store studio of Mr. Glenn, artist.
Photographer's name written on verso, but it is illegible. Work for hire for the Federal Art Project, W.P.A.

Federal Art Project's Children's festival in Central Park

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm. Photograph shows a display of art labeled "Henry St. settlement," including sculptures on a table and hanging works on paper. Two little boys are observing the artworks, which are displayed outside near a cage which holds a Rhesus monkey.
Photograph is a work for hire by Beckerman for the N.Y. Federal Art Project, part of the W.P.A.
Date based on the days the festival was held, although back of photo is stamped: Sep 22 1938.

WPA dismissal notice to Julian Levi

Archives of American Art
Government Record : 1 p. : signed ; 10 x 15 cm. Dismissal notice sent to Julian E. Levi by the W.P.A., signed by Carl Tranum.
On July 15, 1937, Levi's status as a non relief artist was reinstated by Tranum.

Edward Weston letter to Holger Cahill

Archives of American Art
Letter : 4 p. : handwritten ; 28 x 22 cm.

Adelaide Annette Parrott to Edward Bruce

Archives of American Art
Letter : 2 folded sheet : handwritten ; 20 x 13 cm.

Committee of New York artists letter to Holger Cahill

Archives of American Art
Letter : 1 p. : typescript ; 27 x 20 cm.

Correspondence from New York W.P.A. artists appealing for more artistic freedom and requesting an appointment to address their concerns. Artists include Cesare Stea, Earl Kerkam, William Johnson and 24 others.

A young boy named William at one of the Federal Art Project's sculpture classes at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm. Identification on attachment (typewritten): Here is "William", mystery man age 4 who pops in and out of the WPA Federal Art Project's sculpture class ... William keeps his last name, address, and entire past dark, but he not only works fast in clay, but sings "A Tisket A Tasket" and dances the Suzy Q for his fellow art-workers.
Identification on verso (stamped and handwritten): Photographer: Herman.
Additional identification on verso (stamped): Please credit Photographic Division, Federal Art Project, W.P.A.

Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects promotional brochure

Archives of American Art
1 brochure : ill. ; 22 x 33 cm., folds to 22 x 14 cm.

Brochure promoting the preservation of the Federal Art Project, with a detachable form to become a member of the Citizens' Committee for Government Art Projects. The form has been filled out by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.

Starke Meyer, Washington, D.C. letter to Charles White, Los Angeles, Calif.

Archives of American Art
Letter : 1 p. : typescript ; 28 x 22 cm. Meyer informs White that he has not been selected to receive a fellowship from the NEA.
Typed on letterhead of the National Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts.

Edward Bruce, Washington, D.C. letter to Olive Rush, Santa Fe, N.M.

Archives of American Art
Letter : 1 p. : signed ; 28 x 22 cm.

Bruce writes to commend Rush for her work with the Public Works of Art Project, and to express his views on the project in general.

Edward Bruce, Washington, D.C. letter to George Constant, New York, N.Y.

Archives of American Art
Letter : 1 p. : typescript ; 27 x 21 cm.

Correspondence welcoming George Constant to the Public Works of Art Project, later known as the Works Project Administration (WPA).

Forbes Watson letter to Olin Dows

Archives of American Art
Letter : 3 p. : typescript ; 28 x 22 cm. Penciled note on first page: This is an old letter that I forgot to sign so it was left unsent in my absence.
Watson discusses a mural in progress by William Calfee, and his recommendations for the Treasury Relief Art Project.
Letterhead reads: Art in Federal Buildings, 1133 Barr Building, Washington, D.C.

A young child named Joachim at a free Federal Art Project art class in Brooklyn

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm. Photograph shows Joachim, a small boy, painting on a large sheet of paper at a desk. Other children are visible at desks lined up behind his.
Identification on attachment (typewritten): His name originally was Joachim, the process of Americanization began with the contraction of the name to a good homely Joey. Joey is sufficiently advanced to issue statements, and here is his in his own language, 'I am four years old. I come from Germany. I came on the schiff. I saw big waters. I saw a little boy on the schiff. I like to live here.'
Photograph by Friedmacher as a work for hire for the Federal Art Project (N.Y.).

Arshile Gorky and Fiorello La Guardia at the opening of the Federal Art Gallery

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm. Photo shows Gorky (right) and Fiorello La Guardia standing in front of a framed mockup of Gorky's Aviation mural.
Identification on verso (handwritten): Gorky, Arshile and Davis, Wyatt "Aviation"; Mayor Fiarello LaGuardia at the opening of the Federal Art Project Gallery, 7 E. 38th St. N.Y.C.
Identification on verso (stamped): Photograph by Leo Seltzer, 157 West 57th St., N.Y.C.

Children's festival sponsored by Public Works Art Committee in Central Park

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. Dates based on the days the festival was held.
Photo shows the entrance to the festival, with children's sculptures and paintings on display.

William Zorach

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. Zorach at presentation for the Federal Art Project.

Identification on verso (handwritten and stamped): Federal Art Project W.P.A.; Photographic Division; 110 King Street; New York City
Negative No.: 5396-3; Date: 11/10/40; Title: Art Week; Location Pier 72, Man.; Photographer: Herman; W.P. No.: 1; O.P. No: 65-1-97-2063.

Paul Manship

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 22 x 17 cm.

Identification on accompanying label (typewritten): Paul Manship, Chairman of the New York City Council for Art Week, opens the meeting held Thursday evening, October 16, 1941, at the Architectural League.

Dane Chanase

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm. Chanase standing in front of a staircase.

Identification on verso (handwritten): Baron de Hirsch Trade School before WPA decoration.
Identification on verso (stamped): Photograph by Leo Seltzer, 157 West 57th St., N.Y.C.

Dane Chanase

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm. Dane Chanase standing in front of an office.

Identification on verso (handwritten): Dane Chanase
Identification on verso (stamped): Photograph by Leo Seltzer, 157 West 57th St., N.Y.C.
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