Black and white photograph of artist John Socha at work on a Works Progress Administration mural at the New Ulm High School, 1941.

Artist John Socha at work on a Works Progress Administration mural

Artist John Socha at work on a Works Progress Administration mural at the New Ulm High School, 1941.

Color image of Buy American Art, 1940. Screen print on paper by Joseph Binder.

"Buy American Art"

Buy American Art, 1940. Screen print on paper by Joseph Binder.

Color image of Construction – St. Cloud, 1938. Tempera on plaster by David Granahan.

"Construction – St. Cloud"

Construction – St. Cloud, 1938. Tempera on plaster by David Granahan.

Color image of Filling Stations, 1940. Lithograph on paper by Alexander Oja.

"Filling Stations"

Filling Stations, 1940. Lithograph on paper by Alexander Oja.

Color image of The Meeting, 1937. Oil on canvas by Syd Fossum.

"The Meeting"

The Meeting, 1937. Oil on canvas by Syd Fossum.

Color image of Workers, c.1934–1941. Oil on canvas by Dorothea Lau.

"Workers"

Workers, c.1934–1941. Oil on canvas by Dorothea Lau.

Color image of The New Highway #61, c.1939. Watercolor on paper by Clement Haupers.

"The New Highway #61"

The New Highway #61, c.1939. Watercolor on paper by Clement Haupers.

WPA Federal Art Project, 1935–1943

The Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project was a New Deal relief program to fund the visual arts. From 1935 to 1943, the Minnesota division of the FAP employed local artists to create thousands of works in many media and styles, from large works of public art to posters and paintings.

Black and white scan of "The situation changed." Minneapolis Journal, April 22, 1889.

"The Situation Changed"

"The situation changed." Minneapolis Journal, April 22, 1889.

Black and white scan of "The result of ten days' walking." Minneapolis Journal, April 20, 1889.

"The Result of Ten Days' Walking"

"The Result of Ten Days' Walking." Minneapolis Journal, April 20, 1889.

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