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Work Progress Administration Art

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This gallery features works from select artists who were part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) program - “a collection consisting of works on paper, primarily lithographs and etchings, but also drawings and paintings created during the years 1935-1943. The purpose of the WPA program was to create paying jobs for the unemployed at every skill level. The program allowed many artists to work full time on their craft for the first time. Students were able to learn new skills, while other artists served as mentors and continued to advance techniques and innovate – especially in the printmaking field. ” (NYPL)

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Works

Rain on the Square
Rain on the Square
Learn to Shoot
Learn to Shoot
Harlem Street Scene
Harlem Street Scene
Seated Woman with Hat at Studio
Seated Woman with Hat at Studio
Sunday Afternoon
Sunday Afternoon
Speaker
Speaker
Sleepy Time Down South
Sleepy Time Down South
Sharecropper with Dog
Sharecropper with Dog
John Henry's Mad
John Henry's Mad
NYC Street Scene
NYC Street Scene