Merlin Hardy photographs of works of art, 1941

Hardy, Merlin, b. 1910 d. 1984
Painter, Muralist
Active in Calif.

Collection size: 3 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Photographs of paintings by Hardy done for the Federal Art Project in California.

Biographical/Historical Note: Merlin C. Hardy (1910-1984) was a painter and mural painter from northern Calif. Painted for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration.

The lender, Lewis Ferbrache, collected papers for AAA from artists and administrators of the various government funded art programs of the Depression. It was part of a larger nation-wide, collecting project, "New Deal and the Arts."

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