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New Deal Art Post Office Murals
1. The Riveterby Ben Shahn, Bronx, New York, 1938 Shahn, a Lithuanian immigrant, was one of the best known and most politically active artists to paint Section art. The Riveterwas one of several panels that made up the mural Resources of America, which Shahn and his wife, Bernarda Bryson, painted for the Bronx post office.
2. Development of the Land (Mural Study, Ladysmith, Wisconsin Post Office) ca. 1934-1943 Elsa Jemne Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1888 Died: 1974 tempera, pencil and crayon on illustration board sheet: 19 x 30 1/8 in. (48.3 x 76.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from the General Services Administration.
3. Postman in a storm by Robert Tabor Independence Iowa, 1938 Tabor was born in Independence, Iowa, and lived most of his life there. When he lost his traveling sales job during the Depression, he began to paint. He was funded by the Federal Arts Program before winning a Treasury Section commission for this mural.
4. Panel 2, Legend of James Edward Hamilton--Barefoot Mailman (mural study, West Palm Beach, Florida Post Office) 1940 StevanDohanos, West Palm Beach, Florida.
8Orange Picking (mural study for Fullerton, California Post Office) ca. 1941-1942Paul H. Julian, born: Illinois 1914died: 1995tempera and watercolor on paperboard13 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum.
9. Fletcher Martin: Mine Rescue (mural study for Kellogg, Idaho Post Office), 1939 Mine Rescue (mural study for Kellogg, Idaho Post Office)Fletcher Martin Born: Palisade, Colorado 1904 Died: Guanajuato, Mexico 1979 tempera on panel 15 3/4 x 36 1/2 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum