Tuesday, October 27, 2015
New Deal Art: "Summer Day"
Above: "Summer Day," a wood engraving on paper, by Minnie Lois Murphy (1901-1962), created while she participated in the WPA's Federal Art Project, 1937. According to the website askART, Murphy "earned a BS from Columbia Univ. Studied at the Art Students League and was a pupil of Boardman Robinson, Kimon Nicolaides, and George Grosz," and her art was exhibited at places like the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, Minneapolis Art Institute, Brooklyn Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.