WPA Navajo Weaving Diorama for sale
Item ID: 380373
Wonderful WPA diorama of Native American women weaving Navajos.
The Federal Art Project (FAP) was the visual arts arm of the Great Depression-era New Deal Works Progress Administration Federal One program in the United States. It operated from August 29, 1935, until June 30, 1943. Reputed to have created more than 200,000 separate works, FAP artists created posters, murals and paintings. Some works still stand among the most-significant pieces of public art in the country.The FAP’s primary goals were to employ out-of-work artists and to provide art for non-federal government buildings: schools, hospitals, libraries, etc. The work was divided into art production, art instruction and art research. One of their least known projects now coming to light through the release of these artifacts was the creation of miniature dioramas by artists and sculptors designed to be teaching aids in the public schools: the Museum Extension Project, sometimes known as the Visual Aids Project. Some of these dioramas, such as this example, have genuine charm and quality, having been made by some truly gifted now anonymous beneficiaries of the program. The modeling of the figures, the detailed props and costumes and the truly masterly scene on the back wall of the southwestern landscape and skies make this diorama truly special.
Styles: WPA Art (1935-1943)
Measurements: 22.9 x 33.0 x 24.1 CM (H x W x D) Change Unit
Condition: Excellent Condition
Designer: Unknown designer
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