Art in New Orleans
Week 14 -- WPA in New Orleans
What was the WPA?
1939 -- New headquarters for Federal Art Project, 718 Toulouse St.
Art class conducted by WPA instructors for children at the Gentilly Terrace School.
1941 -- Metairie Country Day School
1941 -- Eleanor McMain High School
1941 -- Newman
1939 -- Chiseling figures on wall of tropical bird house, Audubon Park Zoo.
1938 -- the hill erected by the WPA for children who play in the park
1936 -- Zoo. Large and small animals, monkeys, birds and those visitors who "see the sights" at Audubon Park are pleased with
WPA removal, relocation and rebuilding of the zoo. Both animals and visitors have more room and superior ac comodations now
since the zoo has been taken from the center of the park to the southwest corner and will be surrounded by an extensively
landscaped and well developed zoological garden.
1940 -- Murals -- WPA artists making mural at the Canal Street Branch of the New Orleans Public Library
and another view of the mural
Artist Painting the mural
Original sketch for the mural
1941 -- Copies of posters made by workers of the Art Project for national defense.
"See Your Artists at Work"
1941 -- WPA artists prepare posters for national defense program.
1941 -- "Welcome Defense Workers"
Printing Press, 2302 Barracks Street
1941 -- Sculpture
Enrique Alferez -- City Park Sculptures
Enrique Alferez -- Fountain of the Winds, Shushan Airport
1940 -- Paintings
Artist at Work
Good Example of One Point Perspective
Another Example of the use of perspective.
One Point Perspective in Comics
1940 -- Mountainous seacoast
1936 -- Men making toys, 2218 St. Thomas Street.
1936 -- General view of needle craft work (women) at Dibert Hospital.
Furniture -- at the Crossroads Home, 1332 Perdido Street.
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