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Rochelle, Il Public Library

The Flagg Township Public Library of Rochelle, Illinois has a wonderful collection of New Deal art. It includes “Merry Go Round”, an oil on canvas mural by Ethel Spears done in 1939, two PWAP oil on canvas paintings (unknown artists), a sketch for a WPA mural by Frances Badger (1934), and two WPA watercolors by unknown artists (one in the reading room and one in the conference room). This library is a great place to visit for the artwork, including the fantastic frieze at the top of the building (exterior walls).

Rochelle Public Library
Public Library
619 Fourth Avenue
Rochelle, Illinois

 

PWAP oil on canvas,
unknown artist

Sketch for a mural by
Frances Badger (1934)

WPA – unknown artist

PWAP oil on canvas,
unknown artist

WPA – unknown artist