While photographing the Bowery and ManhattanAEs skid row, under the auspices of the DepressionAEs Federal Art Project
, an older male supervisor warned her that nice girls donAEt go to the seamy side of town.
Mavigliano's books and articles follow his lifelong research into the workings of FDR's New Deal programs, the Works Progress Administration and, specifically, the Federal Art Project
during the 1930s and early 1940s.
(16) The Section and The Project (The Federal Art Project
which would later also be referred to as the WPA) existed simultaneously, and often artists working during the 1930s received financial compensation from both organizations.
In 1932, Cahill, a MoMA curator (and later the director of the New Deal's Federal Art Project
) mounted the first exhibition of American folk art, bringing the quotidian into the white cube long before Campbell soup-can canvases came along.
Commissioned as part of the New Deal Agency Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project
in 1941, this work serves both as a marker of a difficult period in the history of the US and the artistic development of the Post-Surrealist movement, as many of those artists involved, such as Clements and Feitelson, seized the opportunity afforded by the New Deal Agency.
She was also mentored by an older student, Tonita Pena, the sole Pueblo woman easel painter of her generation, whom Velarde met when they both painted murals at the school as part of a federal art project
The Federal Art Project
was one of the divisions of the WPA created under Federal Project One.
(10) Like the Federal Art Project
, which documented American life in its various permutations through murals in public buildings, a number of FMP projects also revealed the varied cultures and communities in America.
The panels were created in the 1930s for the federal Public Works of Art Project, a precursor to the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project
The Federal Art Project
(FAP) was based on a plan that had originated in Mexico in 1926.
The painting, titled "Industrial Environment of Rochester High School," had been completed in 1938 by Marvin Beerbohm as part of the WPA Federal Art Project
. The mural was kept on display until 1961, when the artwork was covered with Sheetrock as renovations were made to the school.
The success of the Public Works of Art Project paved the way for later New Deal art programs, including the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project