New Hampshire New Deal Art
Post Office Artwork in New Hampshire - 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.” from “Articles from EnRoute : Off The Wall: New Deal Post Office Murals” by Patricia Raynor
Unless indicated, works of art are located in the US Post Office building.
|Derry||Vladimir Yoffe||“Town of Derry”||1938||plaster relief|
|Philip Guston||“Pulpwood Logging”||1941||oil on canvas|
|Musa McKim||“Wildlife in White Mountains”||1941||oil on canvas|
|Lebanon||Charles Anton Kaeselau||“Rural New Hampshire”||1939||oil on canvas|
|Milford||Philip von Saltza||“Lumberman Log-Rolling”||1940||oil on canvas|
|Peterborough||Marguerite Zorach||“New Hampshire Post in Winter”||1938||oil on canvas|
|Plymouth||R. Crawford Livingston||“John Balch – First Post Rider of Plymouth”||1938||fresco secco|
|Wolfeboro||Andrew Winter||“New Hampshire Sugar Camp”||1938||oil on canvas|
All mural images depicted on this site are used with permission
of the United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Concord – Public Library – WPA project (from “Federal Art in New England”)
Nashua – Public Library – WPA project (from “Federal Art in New England”)
Portsmouth – Portsmouth Junior High School – WPA project (from “Federal Art in New England”)