WPA

Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created in the 1930’s during the Great Depression to help employ folks, including artists to draw, paint, document and create our nation’s public art and public works in general, like bridges and highways. Hey, here’s a concept maybe worth repeating.

American Youth, by Florian Durzynski, 1937 Wentworth School. Photo Univ of Chicago

There was an exhibit this fall at the University of Kentucky of many of these works.

Sadly a well known sculptor, Robert Graham, has just died. His sculptures were used for the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial in DC. This is a wonderful memorial to see at night.

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