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Work Progress Administration Art

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This playlist 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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Rainy Day on the Square
Rainy Day on the Square
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Subway Bootblack
Subway Bootblack
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Eaton's Landing
Eaton's Landing
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On the Beach
On the Beach
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Harlem River Bridges
Harlem River Bridges
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The Savoy
The Savoy
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Noon Game
Noon Game