Title

Article on artwork commissioned by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), with

Authors

Cathy Genthner

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

9-2005

Pages

56-57

Abstract

Article on artwork commissioned by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), with a focus on post office murals. "Woodsmen in the Woods of Maine," a mural painted by Waldo Pierce, is now a prized exhibit of the Portland Museum of Art. It used to adorn a wall of the Westbrook Post Office. Pierce's wife, Alzira, painted "Shipwreck at Night" which hangs at the South Portland Post Office. The Portland Post Office on Forest Avenue also has WPA artwork. Two works by artist Henry Mattson were created in 1937 and remain in their original places. Georgetown artist Dahlov Ipcar, who painted two post office murals, said she was grateful for the money she earned for her labor. The WPA also funded work by writers and historians.

Subjects

Works Progress Administration (WPA)

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