After five years of photographing New York in her spare time, Abbott became the only photographer in the country to conduct her own project within the Federal Art Project.
Another contributing factor was her late acquisition of a fast, flexible, handheld camera, which she requested in her initial Federal Art Project proposal, but received only in the spring of 1938.
He joined the WPA Federal Art Project
and was assigned to a teaching position at the Harlem Community Art Center.
The murals are "good examples of the idealized and representational style typically employed in the federal art project
murals of the 1930s," Kolva wrote.
In 1938-39, still employed by the Federal Art Project
, Bufano sculpted Peace, a 38-foot-tall stainless steel and black granite projectile that for years greeted visitors to the San Francisco International Airport.
He had worked for the Federal Art Project
of the Depression.
Also featured are institutions that bound together Berkeley's bohemia--including literary publications like the Lark, the Hillside Association, the alternative Hillside School, community theater groups, the Temple of Wings dance venue, the School of the California Guild of Arts and Crafts, churches and spiritual centers, the Works Progress Administration and other New Deal Federal Art Projects
, and, of course, the University of California.
But one fascinating division of the WPA Federal Art Projects
has remained shrouded in obscurity.
His career began when he worked for the Federal Art Projects
in 1935, and during the '40s he continued in a figurative Expressionist tradition, soundly rejecting Abstract Expressionism and painting social themes with a sharp, cynical vision.