WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION (WPA)
 
As the longtime repository for artwork created under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project, the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky preserves over 160 important works on paper and paintings by a diverse range of mid-century artists, including Ben Shahn, Mitchell Siporin, O. Louis Guglielmi, Ernest Fiene, Nan Lurie, Paul Weller, and many others. The Art Museum has supplemented collection holdings with other works by artists of the American Scene, such as Grant Wood, and acclaimed technical innovators, such as Ralston Crawford, Claire Leighton, and Lexington residents Edward Fisk and Victor Hammer.

 

 
Shahn_gouache BEN SHAHN American, 1898-1969
Farmers
Gouache on composition board
Loan from the United States Government (Farm Securities Administration)
Guglielmi painting O. LOUIS GUGLIELMI American, born Egypt, 1906-1956
Odd Fellows Hall, 1934
Oil on canvas
Allocation from the United States Government (Federal Art Project)
   
lithograph by Freeman DON FREEMAN, American, 1908-1978
Home Relief
Lithograph on paper
Allocation from the United States Government (Federal Art Project)
   
silkscreen by Okubo MINE OKUBO, American, 1916-2001
Abstraction, ca. 1935
Color silkscreen on paper
Allocation from the United States Government (Federal Art Project)
   
lithograph by Weller PAUL WELLER, American, b. 1912
Breakdown
Lithograph on cream wove paper
Allocation from the United States Government (Federal Art Project)

   
silkscreen by chaney RUTH CHANEY, American, 1908-1973
Elevated
Color silkscreen on paper
Allocation from the United States Government (Federal Art Project)

   
 
   
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