Women, Art and the New Deal

Women, Art and the New Deal

by Katherine H. Adams and Michael L. Keene

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 27/01/2016

  $33.98

In 1935, the United States Congress began employing large numbers of American artists through the Works Progress Administration--fiction writers, photographers, poster artists, dramatists, painters, sculptors, muralists, wood carvers, composers and choreographers, as well as journalists, historians and researchers. Secretary of Commerce and supervisor of the WPA Harry Hopkins hailed it a "renascence of the arts, if we can call it a rebirth when it has no precedent in our history." Women were eminently involved, creating a wide variety of art and craft, interweaving their own stories with those of other women whose lives might not otherwise have received attention. This book surveys the thousands of women artists who worked for the U.S. government, the historical and social worlds they described and the collaborative depiction of womanhood they created at a pivotal moment in American history.

ISBN:
9781476623665
9781476623665
Category:
History of the Americas
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
27-01-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers

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