Thursday, May 18, 2017
New Deal Bridge Art (3/5): Harlem Bridges
Above: "Bridges Over Harlem River," a lithograph by Moses Oley (1898-1978), created while he was in one of the New Deal art programs, ca. 1934-1943. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Above: "Harlem River Bridges," a screenprint by Elizabeth Olds (1896-1991), created while she was in the WPA's Federal Art Project. According to her Wikipedia biography, "From 1935 until the early 1940s, Olds was a nonrelief employee for the Works Progress Administration-Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP) in the Graphic Arts Division in New York, where she helped younger artists in the silkscreen unit." Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.