Saturday, February 6, 2016
New Deal Art: "Ashokan Reservoir"
Above: "Ashokan Reservoir," an oil painting by Charles Rosen (1878-1950), created while he was in the New Deal's Public Works of Art Project, ca. 1934. The Ashokan Rservoir was built in the early 1900s and, in combination with the Schoharie Reservoir, "supplies about 40% of New York City’s daily drinking water needs." Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.