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

FEDERAL ART AND ARTISTS IN VIRGINIA DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION

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