Friday, December 18, 2015
New Deal Art: "Christodora House"
Above: "Christodora House," an oil painting by M. A. Tricca (1880-1969), created while the artist participated in the New Deal's Public Works of Art Project, 1934. Christodora House was a settlement community in New York City that provided shelter, education, and social services to people in need (e.g., low-income immigrants). The 1928 building still stands today and, according to its Wikipedia page, has had a colorful history since its noble origins. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.