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Photographs of work by FAP artists in New Mexico, 1935-1943

Federal Art Project (N.M.), est. 1935 - 1943
Federal government

Collection size: 40 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Photographs of works by FAP New Mexico artists: Gene Kloss, Manville Chapman, Zena Kavin, and James S. Morris, from the collection of the Museum of New Mexico Fine Arts Gallery; and a checklist of the photographed work.

Biographical/Historical Note: Federal aid art project during the Depression. The Federal Art Project (FAP) fell under the jurisdiction of Federal Project No. 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), established in May 1935 specifically as a work relief program for unemployed artists. Each state and territory had its own programsand were administered aid from the federal government via a local agency.

Prints purchased from Fine Arts Gallery, Museum of New Mexico, 1964.

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