The Resource The New Deal for artists, Richard D. McKinzie

The New Deal for artists, Richard D. McKinzie

Label
The New Deal for artists
Title
The New Deal for artists
Statement of responsibility
Richard D. McKinzie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Willem de Kooning and Anton Refregier were reduced to painting goldfish and palm trees on the walls of speakeasies in the early years of the Great Depression; most artists had no work at all. Thousands of artists were kept alive, and their skills preserved, by programs of the Works Porgress Administration (WPA). Richard D. MicKinzie recreates the turbulent history of these programs to examine their origins, the personalities that shaped them, their effects on the artists they employed, and public and official reaction to the art they produced. The administratiors of the WPA struggled with an uncertain future, fluctuating funds, and the problems of organizing the work of artists according to bureaucratic methods. Both administrators and artists were confronted with criticism ranging from the assertion that Mother Goose murals in a children's hospital were "unsuitable to the dignity of a public institution," to charges of subversion when a portrait of President Lincoln in a post office mural apparently resembled Lenin. As political opposition to the WPA spread, attempts to establish the Federal Art Project on a permanent basis met with derision in Congress and charges that the WPA was a "hotbed of communisim."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKinzie, Richard D
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8838
LC item number
.M32
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Federal Art Project
  • Federal aid to the arts
  • Aide de l'État aux arts
Label
The New Deal for artists, Richard D. McKinzie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The entering wedge -- Bid for survival -- The bureaucracy of art -- WPA-patron -- The cultural capital -- Relief artists and the fine arts -- Relief artists and socially useful projects -- Relief art on the defense, 1938-1943 -- A masterpiece?
Dimensions
23 x 27 cm
Extent
xii, 203 pages
Isbn
9780691046136
Lccn
70039053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)665188
Label
The New Deal for artists, Richard D. McKinzie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The entering wedge -- Bid for survival -- The bureaucracy of art -- WPA-patron -- The cultural capital -- Relief artists and the fine arts -- Relief artists and socially useful projects -- Relief art on the defense, 1938-1943 -- A masterpiece?
Dimensions
23 x 27 cm
Extent
xii, 203 pages
Isbn
9780691046136
Lccn
70039053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)665188

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