New Deal Art in North Carolina: The Murals, Sculptures, Reliefs, Paintings, Oils and Frescoes and Their Creators

New Deal Art in North Carolina: The Murals, Sculptures, Reliefs, Paintings, Oils and Frescoes and Their Creators

by Anita Price Davis
     
 

As the people and economy of the United States struggled to recover during the Great Depression, 42 towns in North Carolina would benefit directly from the $83 million the federal government allocated for public art as part of the New Deal. The result was some of the state's most memorable murals, sculptures, reliefs, paintings, oils, and frescoes, most of which

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Overview

As the people and economy of the United States struggled to recover during the Great Depression, 42 towns in North Carolina would benefit directly from the $83 million the federal government allocated for public art as part of the New Deal. The result was some of the state's most memorable murals, sculptures, reliefs, paintings, oils, and frescoes, most of which were installed in post offices and courthouses.

This book is the only record of all of the North Carolina public art works under the program. It provides in-depth accounts of the works themselves and the artists who created them. Photographs of all of the buildings that originally received the art, the works themselves, and almost all of the 41 artists are provided. An appendix describes federal art projects, 1933-1943. There are detailed footnotes, an extensive bibliography, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786437795
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/29/2008
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Anita Price Davis, a North Carolina native, Gold Star daughter, and Duke University graduate, retired as the Charles A. Dana Professor of Education Emerita after 36 years at Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is the author of many historical books and articles.

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