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Georgia New Deal Art

Post Office  Artwork  in Georgia - Most of the Post Office works of art were funded through commissions under the Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture (later known as The Section of Fine Arts) and not the WPA.

“Often mistaken for WPA art, post office murals were actually executed by artists working for the Section of Fine Arts. Commonly known as “the Section,” it was established in 1934 and administered by the Procurement Division of the Treasury Department. Headed by Edward Bruce, a former lawyer, businessman, and artist, the Section’s main function was to select art of high quality to decorate public buildings if the funding was available. By providing decoration in public buildings, the art was made accessible to all people.”

Unless indicated, works of art are located in the US Post Office building.

Location Artist Title Date Medium
Adel Alice Flint “Plantation Scene” 1941 oil on canvas
Ashburn Maurice Glickman “Southern Farm Life” 1947 sculpture
Augusta William Dean Fausett “The British Come to See Augusta” 1939 tempera on gesso
Blakely Daniel Putnam Brinley “The Land Is Bought from the Indians” 1938 oil on canvas
Cairo Paul L. Gill “Products of Grady County” 1938 oil on canvas
Camilla Laura G. Douglas “Theme of the South” 1942 oil on canvas
Cochran Ilse Erythropel “The Little Farmer” 1940 glazed terra-cotta relief
College Park Jack McMillen “Arrival of the Atlanta and West Point Railroad” 1938 oil on canvas
Commerce Philip Guston “Early Mail Service and the Construction of Railroads” 1938 tempera
Conyers Elizabeth Terrell “The Ploughman” 1940 mural
Cornelia Charles Trumbo Henry “Northern Georgia” 1939 oil on canvas
Cuthbert Carlo Ciampaglia “Last Indian Troubles in Randolph County – 1836″ 1939 oil on canvas
Decatur Paul Rohland “Dogwood and Azaleas” 1938 mural
Eastman Arthur E. Schmalz “Georgia Lumberman Receiving Mail by Star Route Wagon” 1938 oil on canvas
Gainesville (now the Federal Court House, 121 Spring Street SE) Daniel Boza “Morgan Raiders” 1936 oil on canvas
(funded by TRAP)
Greensboro Carson Davenport “The Burning of Greensborough” and “Cotton Picking in Georgia” 1939 oil on canvas
Hartwell Orlin E. Clayton “A Letter” 1939 mural
Jackson Philip Evergood “Cotton – From Field to Mill” 1940 oil on canvas
Jesup David Hutchison “General Oglethorpe Concludes a Treaty of Amity and Peace with the Creek Indians – May 18, 1733″ 1938 mural
Lawrenceville,
Post Office and Agriculture Building (now at the U.S. Courthouse and Post Office, 115 East Hancock Avenue, Room 208 Athens, GA)
Andree Ruellan “Spring in Georgia” 1942 mural
Louisville Abraham Harriton “Plantation, Transportation, Education” 1941 oil on canvas
Lyons Albino Manca “Wild Duck and Deer” 1942 terra-cotta relief
McDonough Jean Charlot “Cotton Gin Mill” 1941 oil on canvas
McRae Oliver M. Baker “Turpentine and Cotton” 1939 oil on canvas
(destroyed in 1952)
Manchester Erwin Springweiler “Game Bird Hunt” 1941 mahogany relief
Monticello,
Post Office and Agriculture Building
Beata Beach Porter “Early Monticello” 1938 oil on canvas
Pelham Georgina Klitgaard “Pelham Landscape” 1941 oil on canvas
Rockmart Reuben Gambrell “Kiln Room, Cement Plant” 1941 oil on canvas
Rome
(Federal Court House and Post Office Building lobby)
Peter Blume “The Two Rivers” 1943 oil on canvas
Summerville Doris Lee “Georgia Countryside” 1939 mural
Swainsboro Edna Reindel “Experimenting with the First Model of the Cotton Gin” 1939 oil on canvas
Sylvania Caroline S. Rohland “Spring” 1941 oil on canvas
(in storage)
Sylvester Chester J. Tingler “Cantaloupe Industry” 1939 oil on canvas
Vidalia Daniel Celentano “The Country Store and Post Office” 1938 oil on canvas
(destroyed)
Warrenton,
Post Office and Agriculture Building
(removed to the Visitors Center in the Augusta GA Museum of Art)*
Arnold Friedman “Environs of Warrentown” 1940 oil on canvas
Winder Marion Sanford “Weighing Cotton” 1939 plaster
Wrightsville Earl N. Thorp “Transition” 1940 cast stone relief

All mural images depicted on this site are used with permission
of the United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

 

Pine Mountain Valley - a New Deal Resettlement Project – 1934