Thursday, April 20, 2017

New Deal Lighthouse Art (3/5): "Mail to Cape Lookout"

Above: "Mail to Cape Lookout," a mural study by Simka Simkhovitch (1893-1949). According to information provided by the Living New Deal, Simkhovitch created this while he was under commission with the New Deal's Treasury Section of Fine Arts, ca. 1939-1940. The finished mural can be seen at the Beaufort, North Carolina Post Office. According to Simkhovitch's Wikipedia biography, he pursued an art career against his father's wishes. No doubt this was the timeless tale & struggle over whether to pursue one's dreams or a more "practical" career. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Above: The Cape Lookout Lighthouse, located on North Carolina's Outer Banks, 2007. Photo courtesy of BrianDBell and Wikipedia, used here under the CCA-SA 3.0 license.

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