New Deal Art in Virginia

The Oils, Murals, Reliefs and Frescoes and Their Creators


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About the Book

This book is the only record of federally-funded art projects in Virginia post offices during the Great Depression. It provides an historical overview of each city or town that is home to the artwork, information on federal structures housing the artwork, a photograph and description of the artwork itself, and a biographical sketch of the artist. Features 148 photographs.

About the Author(s)

Anita Price Davis, a North Carolina native, Gold Star daughter, and Duke University graduate, retired as the Charles A. Dana Professor of Education Emerita after 36 years at Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is the author of many historical books and articles.

Bibliographic Details

Anita Price Davis

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 223
Bibliographic Info: 148 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4185-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      iv
Preface      1
Introduction      3


Altavista      11
Appalachia      17
Arlington      24
Bassett      33
Berryville      37
Bluefield      41
Chatham      45
Christiansburg      50
Covington      57
Emporia      64
Harrisonburg      71
Hopewell      80
Luray      85
Marion      89
Newport News      95
Orange      103
Petersburg      109
Phoebus      113
Radford      117
Richmond      124
Rocky Mount      141
Smithfield      146
Staunton      151
Strasburg      158
Stuart      165
Tazewell      171
Virginia Beach      175

Appendix: Federal Art Programs Between 1933 and 1943      183
Chapter Notes      193
Bibliography      207
Index      215