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In thinking about mural painting and its development from the earliest prehistoric beginnings in the caves of Southern France, through the early Florentine period when such great hands as those of Fra Angelico, Lippo Lippi and Masaccio wielded the brush, to Eugene Delacroix, the last great nineteenth-century European exponent of mural art, one can't help being impressedů  >>more...>>

Title:     Concerning Mural Painting
Author:    Evergood, Philip
Type:     Article

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Federal Art Project
New York City

Notes:     This essay was originally written for a proposed report to Congress on the value of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP). The proposed report, to be called "Art for the Millions," was never published and these essays by WPA/FAP artists and administrators went unnoticed until rediscovered by art historian Francis V. O'Connor among the private papers of WPA/FAP Director Holger Cahill.

The original manuscript is now in the file "Federal Support for the Visual Arts: The New Deal and Now" at the Library of the National Collection of Fine Arts of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. For a history of the Art for the Millions project, see Francis V. O'Connor's introduction in his Art for the Millions: Essays from the 1930s by Artists and Administrators of the WPA Federal Art Project (Greenwood, CT, 1973), p. 13-31.