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  • Fritzi Brod

    Fritzi Brod was born June 16, 1900 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Her work is in the New York Public Library and in Vanderpool College. She wrote two books, “200 Motifs and Designs” and “Flowers in Nature and Design.” She did a

  • Harry Bonath

    Harry Bonath was born May 29, 1903 in Bucyrus, OH; he died on November 2, 1976 in Seattle, WA. References to Harry Bonath in: Archives of American Art “Interview with Frank Okada Conducted by Barbara Johns In Seattle, Washington August

  • John Bloom, Illinois Artist (1906-2002)

    Born: March 27, 1906 in DeWitt, IA Died: May 21, 2002 in Davenport, IA The following is Mr. Bloom’s obituary dated May 24, 2002: “Private family services for John Bloom, 96, a resident of Davenport, will be held. burial will

  • Henry Bernstein

    Where Are Your WPA Paintings? A Portrait of a Michigan Realist – by Art Bernstein Tired, poor and huddled. Michigan “Social Realist” and WPA artist Henry Bernstein-my father–was born in Detroit on April 1, 1912, two weeks before the Titanic

  • Aaron Berkman

    Aaron Berkman

    Aaron Berkman 1900 – 1991 “The Opening (Portrait of Walter Pach)” by Aaron Berkman oil on board ca.1930′s, signed, titled, and dated.Aaron Berkman was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1900 and died in 1991 in New York City. From 1916-1918

  • Biographies from Ric Riccardo’s Restaurant

    A series of seven murals were created during the New Deal featuring the faces of seven prominent Chicago WPA artists. For years, these murals hung at Ric Riccardo’s Restaurant located at 437 Rush Street, Chicago, IL. These¬†murals will be relocated

  • How To Request Personnel Records of Deceased Federal Employees

    Provide written authorization. If the subject of the file is deceased, and his/her date of birth is less than 100 years ago, send proof of the subject’s death. (If the subject of the file was born more than 100 years

  • Biographical Research Resources

    The following resources are very useful in identifying artists and pertinent information about their careers: BMI – This source is available through Ancestry.com Davenport’s Art Reference & Price Guide – Ed. R. J. Davenport. This is an expensive but extremely

  • San Francisco WPA ART

    San Francisco WPA ART

    The amount of art extant in the San Francisco area is phenomenal. Only a few pieces will be mentioned here, but anyone visiting the area will want to check out the Anton Refregier murals at the Rincon Center, Coit Tower with

  • Birmingham, AL Public Library

    The artist was Birmingham native Carrie Hill. It depicts several children storybook characters. The artist used her own likeness for the face of Mother Goose. The mural measures 27 ft by 9 ft. It was damaged in the 1970′s by