July 12, 2009

In 1934 Franklin Roosevelt started the New Deal for Artists. He told them only to make paintings about America as they saw it. The program lasted for only six months.

To see more of the paintings created under this program, click here.

The painting above is: Third Avenue
The latter painting is: Northern Minnesota Mine

The reason I picked Third Avenue as an example is because my grandparents who immigrated to Ohio from Austria-Hungry lived all their lives in America on another Third Avenue, (not the Third Avenue of the painting.) My guess is that the Third Avenue of the picture is in New York.

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