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For the People:  Nebraska's New Deal Art



John T. Robertson, Omaha
Oil on board
33 x 15.5 framed



John T. Robertson, Omaha
Oil on board
33 x 16 framed

These are two murals proposed by John T. Robertson of Omaha that weren't accepted for the Nebraska PWAP. Here Robertson offers a romanticized view of 1929 contrasted against a very sober image of 1933.

Cycle of Life

Sarah Green, Lincoln
Watercolor on board
32.5 x 35.5 framed

This image is the work of Sarah Green, granddaughter of early Nebraska Indian agent A. L. Green. It is a study for a mural that hung in the Lincoln courthouse. Green studied at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Federal Art School in Minneapolis. Her watercolor painting Winter Blizzard was the only painting from Nebraska accepted for the Civil Works Administration art exhibit in Washington.

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All artwork in this exhibit is Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration Commissioned through the New Deal art projects.
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