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Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project

Patricia Hills

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online February 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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The Federal Art Project (FAP) was the visual arts branch of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a government agency created in 1935 to find employment for people on public projects in response to the Great Depression. In December 1933 the ambitious Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) was set up to create regional offices to employ artists, with Edward Bruce of the Treasury Department as national director. The successful program employed some 3749 artists across

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