William Karp photographs, [ca.1937-1938]

Karp, William, b. 1905
Painter, Muralist
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 14 photoprints : b&w ; 20 1/2 x 25 1/2 cm. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Copyprints of photographs of two WPA murals by Karp, "The Normal Pursuits of Man-Production," 1937, in Bellevue Hospital, NYC, and "Armed with Learning and Reality, Looking from the Past to the Future," 1938, in the Hebrew Orphans Asylum, NYC. The photographs show Karp and assistants at work on the murals and the completed murals. Also included are photographs of a design for a PWAP mural, "Electrical Production and Direction" (never executed in mural scale).

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, mural painter; New York, N.Y.

Transferred from the National Museum of American Art, Department of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture, 1985.

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