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Artists at work: a film on the New Deal Art Projects

Author: Mary Lance
Publisher: New York : New Deal Films, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the visual arts programs of the New Deal which allowed unemployed artists to earn a living and devote themselves to their art. Alice Neel, Chaim Gross, Jacob Lawrence, Lee Krasner and others discuss their experiences working for the WPA and other New Deal programs. The film explores the activities of the Artists Union and the destruction of artworks under the New Deal. Rare archival footage, photographs,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Lance
OCLC Number: 317371153
Credits: Producer, director, Mary Lance.
Description: 1 film reel (35 min.) : sound, color ; 16 mm
Responsibility: Mary Lance.

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Focuses on the visual arts programs of the New Deal which allowed unemployed artists to earn a living and devote themselves to their art. Alice Neel, Chaim Gross, Jacob Lawrence, Lee Krasner and others discuss their experiences working for the WPA and other New Deal programs. The film explores the activities of the Artists Union and the destruction of artworks under the New Deal. Rare archival footage, photographs, and audio recordings along with original color photography of the works of art accompany on-camera statements by the artists.

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