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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…

Albany FAP.jpg
Created by the Federal Art Project Poster Division, this advertises a show staged by the Albany Institute of History and Art. It appears to have supported "The Art Caravan," a traveling exhibition of paintings accompanied by lecturer Judson Smith.…

Exhibition-Oil Paintings.jpg
Created by the WPA poster division, it's not clear whether this sign is promoting a show at the New Deal Gallery, a show at some other location, or simply was used for traveling shows.

NagaiThomas - Still Life, Figured Cloth.JPG
Precise outlines and imaginative color blending give this watercolor a distinctive appearance. It departs from most still lifes in giving a “ground-level” perspective of its subject matter—almost as a terrain. Fruit, flowers, and vegetables all make…

Schardt - Three Able Seamen.JPG
This print’s obviously ironic title asks us to notice what flows into the void of unemployment—all the moments of time the remain to be filled. Three men stare into the near distance, fiddle with their fingers, or even empty a pebble from a shoe.…

WinogradHelen - Mexican Bric-a-Brac.jpg
The range of bric-a-brac depicted here is quite broad: a blue glass bottle, a painted ceramic plate, a napkin and cloth, a pair of blue shoes, a flower, a magazine, and what appears to be an avocado. Attempting to chart an underlying symbolism, in…

WinogradHelen - Flowers and Fruit.JPG
Winograd uses a post-impressionist framework to depict household objects and the geometry of their surrounding space. Shapes are disrupted by vertical lines (like the pears and pitchers) or become radically abstracted (like green leaves as…
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