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Unbound portfolio containing photographs of murals by Ryah Ludins commissioned mostly for government art projects in the 1930s. Included are "New York Harbor" wood intarsia, location unknown; "Methods of Transporting Mail" sketches commissioned by the Section of Painting and Sculpture; a World's Fair wood relief mural for the P.W.A. Building, commissioned by the Section; "Valley of the Seven Hills" wood relief mural for a post office in New York, commissioned by the Section; and the "Central Park" fresco for the men's recreation room in the Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, New York, commissioned by the Works Progress Administration.
Ryah Ludins portfolio, circa 1920-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Ryah Ludins (1896-1957) was a muralist and painter in New York, N.Y. Ludins completed murals projects for the Works Project Administration, Section of Painting and Sculpture and the Mexican government. Ludins' brother, Eugene, donated the portfolio through Janis Conner and Joel Rosenkranz.
Donated 2009 by Janis Conner and Joel Rosenkranz.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001