Olin Dows letter to William Gropper and draft response from Gropper
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981
Gropper, William, 1904-1981
Treasury Relief Art Project
1936 May 18
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Letter : 2 p. : various media ; 27 x 21 cm.
Dows writes in a type-written letter on U.S. Treasury Department letterhead. He informs Gropper that his mural design was selected by the Treasury Department Art Program for the Freeport Post Office, and asks Gropper to confirm his interest in continuing with the project. A handwritten draft of Gropper's response follows, in which Gropper lambastes Dows and the other "fellows in Washington" for "not having offered [him] an outright job."
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560