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  • Thelma Johnson Streat

    Thelma Johnson Streat

    Thelma Johnson Streat was an important WPA artist who eventually earned international acclaim for her visual and performance art. THELMA BEATRICE JOHNSON was born in Yakima, Washington on August 29, 1912. Streat evinced a natural ability in the arts at

  • David Alfaro Siqueiros

    Siqueiros – “Portrait of Mexico Today, 1932″ A Wall on the Fly The only Siqueiros mural left intact in L.A. completes a four-year trek to a Santa Barbara museum. Los Angeles Times October 6, 2002 By SUSAN EMERLING When Mexican

  • Charles Louis Sallee

    The following is from: “African American Artists in the WPA Collection,” Case Western Reserve University Charles L. Sallee, painter and graphic artist, was born in Oberlin, Ohio in 1911. He studied at Karamu House, the Institute of Art and earned

  • Felix Ruvolo

    1992, University of California: In Memoriam Felix Ruvolo, Art: Berkeley 1912-1992 Professor Emeritus “Many former students will, with fondness, remember Felix as a profound teacher and artist who emphasized that subjectivity is truth. With a passion for jazz and its

  • Peterpaul Ott

    The following information is from: Who Was Who In American Art (1985) Born June 4, 1895 in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. Died June 21, 1992 in Laguna Beach, CA. Studied: Dresden, Germany; Archipenko; Karl Albiker. Emigrated to the USA in 1924 via

  • William Lackey

    William Lackey

    William Thomas Lackey 1919-2003 and Joy Lackey (nee Free-Jones) 1916-2000 One of Lackey’s New Deal murals – (the Mitchell, SD courthouse) William Thomas Lackey (born June 19,1919 in Faith, SD; died August 2, 2003 in California)¬†was a former resident of

  • Hughie Lee-Smith

    The following is from: “African American Artists in the WPA Collection,” Case Western Reserve University, http://library.case.edu/ksl/ecoll/exhibits/aawpa/ “Hughie Lee-Smith was born in Eustis, Florida, lived in Atlanta until 1925, when he moved to Cleveland. He began attending art classes at the

  • Michael Lenson

    “New Jersey’s most important muralist,” Who Was Who in American Art, 2000 by Barry Lenson (the artist’s son) Michael Lenson spent his earliest years in Galich, a city of 20,000 on the western steppes of the Ural mountains, about 180

  • Frederick Massa

    Frederick Massa

    At the time of Frederick’s birth in 1909 the family was living in the Bronx, NY. His mother was Pasqualina Moscatiello and his father was Vincenzo Massa. Frederick had a brother Carl and a sister, Caroline. The family moved to

  • Edgar Miller – New Deal Artist

    Edgar Miller – New Deal Artist

    The following is an essay about Edgar Miller by the artist’s biographer, Larry Zgoda: Edgar Miller was a very fortunate artist in many ways. At the early age of four he was intent upon being an artist and focused intently