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Photographs of work by Federal Art Project artists in New Mexico, 1935-1943

Federal Art Project (N.M.)


Collection Information

Size: 40 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel NDA 15 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Photographs of work by Federal Art Project artists in New Mexico, 1935-1943. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.