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New Deal/WPA Art in Wyoming

Post Office Artwork in Wyoming - 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.

Location Artist Title Date Medium
Casper (formerly in
Worland, WY)
Louise Harrington Emerson Ronnebeck* “The Fertile Land Remembers” 1938 oil on canvas
Greybull Manuel A. Bromberg “Chuck Wagon Serenade” 1940 tempera
Kemmerer Eugene Kingman “Cretaceous Landscape,” “Tertiary Aquatic Life,” and “Excavation” 1938 oil on canvas
Powell Verona Burkhard “Powell’s Agriculture Resulting from the Shoshone Irrigation Project” 1938 oil on canvas
Riverton George Vander Sluis “Farm Scene” 1942 oil on canvas
Yellowstone Park Gladys Caldwell Fisher “Young Grizzly Bears” 1941 stone
(2 sculptures)

 

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

*Please see Casper, WY page for erratum note