ERIC Number: EJ534976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Safford, Arizona, Murals of Seymour Fogel: A Study in Artistic Controversy.
Fogel, Jared A.; Stevens, Robert L.
Social Education, v60 n5 p287-91 Sep 1996
Examines the controversy generated by art works commissioned by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Attempting to create work for depression-era artists, the WPA often commissioned murals for government buildings. Recounts the experience of Seymour Fogel, who's positive portrayal of Native Americans ran afoul of racist sentiments in Safford, Arizona. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Criticism, Art History, Art Products, Artists, Business Cycles, Capitalism, Economic Factors, Economic Impact, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Modern History, Presidents of the United States, Public Opinion, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Social Action, Social Attitudes, Social Problems, Social Studies, Traditionalism, Unemployment, United States History
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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