wpa art


LC-DIG-DS-07245 by National Museum of the U.S. Navy

<br><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br>LC-DIG-DS-07245:  Build for your Navy!  Enlist!  Carpenters, Machinists, Electricians Etc.  Poster encouraged skilled laborers to join the Seabees as part of the war effort.  Artwork by Robert Muchley for Penna Art, WPA, between 1941-43.   (6/19/2015).

Works Progress Administration sculptor (and University of New Mexico graduate) Oliver La Grone casting “Mercy”

Date: 1935 - 1939?
Negative Number 019936

mundaneawesome  asked:

3, 35, 51

What is their S.P.E.C.I.A.L.?

original was 5 5 5 8 5 7 5 and after i finished leveling him up to around… 20? and adding all those implants its 8 7 10 10 8 10 7. 

Their most prized possession? 

His dad was a Ranger so he has his dogtags and he has a picture of his family!

Anything they like to collect? (ex. Unique weapons, Bobbleheads)

postcards/notecards from places! During the 30s and 40s WPA Federal Art Project printed posters for National Parks, so some of those in notecard form! He finds them in convenient stores/ gas stations from prewar. They’re much lighter and easier than snowglobes or bobbleheads, and kinda makes sense as a courier to me. Old fashioned 1940s-1960s ones also have this aesthetic i love, the whole idea of a perceived view of a place that looks WAY different in person. Kinda like Old World Blues you know, people’s projections of the past vs reality! ones like these:


Mural panel for “Evolution of Music and Musical Instruments” by Lucienne Bloch, music room in George Washington High School in Manhattan, photographed  by the Federal Art Project W.P.A. Photographic Division, approved October 11, 1939.

In honor of Presidents’ Day, we’re celebrating a leader with a commitment to the arts. Artists like Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Louise Nevelson found employment through President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration. In a 1939 radio address, FDR called MoMA “a citadel of civilization” and “a living museum.” Read the complete speech in our archives

[The Museum of Modern Art, 1939. Digital Image: Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art]

Two Dancers (1957). Raphael Soyer (American, born Russia, 1899-1987). Oil on canvas.

Soyer was already known for his sensitive portrayal of New Yorkers observed near his studio in Manhattan’s Lower East Side when he joined the WPA Federal Art Project. Soyer was an ardent champion of realism while abstract expressionism dominated the American art scene.