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William Karp photographs, [ca.1937-1938]

Creator:
Karp, William, 1905-
Subject:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)
Public Works of Art Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
14 photoprints : b&w ; 20 1/2 x 25 1/2 cm. (on partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
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.
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).
Citation:
William Karp photographs, [ca.1937-1938]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 3589 (frames 1104-1133) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter, mural painter; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Transferred from the National Museum of American Art, Department of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture, 1985.
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts
Mural painters
Mural painting and decoration, American
Painters
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5699
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208535
AAA_collcode_karpwill
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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