Photo shows Gorky on a step ladder, working on Activities on the field, one of the panels for his mural Aviation at the Newark Airport. The murals were commissioned by the Federal Art Project. Identification on verso (stamped): Federal Art Project W.P.A.; Photographic Division; 235 East 42nd Street; New York City.
Arshile Gorky working on Activities on the field, 1936 / Federal Art Project. Photographic Division, photographer. Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560