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SharpJohn - Vase of Asters.JPG
In a darkened room, light dramatically illuminates an arrangement of flowers and dried oak leaves in a simple white vase. The leaf shapes and Sharp’s brushwork create a flamelike appearance, albeit in a more muted color palette—even the bouquet’s…

sabalauscas april day #1@3x.jpg
From just the other side of a split rail fence, we look downhill to a pasture and then patchwork of fields in the valley below. A stream cuts across diagonally and passes under a covered bridge; a horse and foal stand in the foreground, with sheep…

rollo yellow bouquet@3x.jpg
A white vase, holding what appears to be baby’s breath and several varieties of marigolds, sits upon a table. Its blaze of yellow, orange, and red overwhelms muted pinks and mauves of the table covering and wallpaper. Rollo accentuates this emphasis…

MyersJerome - New York Markets@0.5x.jpg
At an unidentified and humble market advertising “Fruits & Produce,” we see what appears to be a family preparing their display. The muted browns of the ground, wooden crates, and shed constitute much of the painting yet serve as a backdrop to…

Fidaroff--Triumphal Arch@2x.jpg
Also known as the Vermont Centennial Arch, it was designed by William C. Bull to celebrate Vermont's statehood in 1791. It was built of wood and covered with canvas painted to replicate the stones of its better-known and more permant Battle Monument,…

Regional@0.5x.jpg
Poster for Federal Art Project exhibition of regional art (New Jersey and New York) at the Federal Art Gallery, 225 West 57 St., New York City, showing a stylized gallery view.

Gubin--Haverstraw Landscape.jpg
According to the Federal Writers Project Guide to New York state, "Haverstraw...squats on the edge of the Hudson with its back propped against High Tor, Little Tor, and Pyngyp...Here James Wood discovered the modern system of burning brick and set up…

Henning--Sawmill River@3x.jpg
We look out upon a small lake or pond, with a dog frisking along a path; an empty rowboat waits invitingly. Trees and open spaces predominate. Although the exact location of Henning's painting isn't given, it's possible this might be Woodlands…

Allocations poster.jpg
The Federal Art Project wasn't simply a relief program; central to its mission was the creation of art for government buildings, schools, libraries, charitable institutions, and hospitals like the one in Mt. Morris. This process was termed…

FAP Gallery Exhibition.jpg
This poster was created by the Richard Floethe, Director of the Federal Art Project's NYC Poster Division. His training at the modernist Bauhaus in Germany shows its influence in stylized illustration and bold, simple lettering. The Federal Art…
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