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Title Down to the Sea Again
Artist Greenberger, Isabelle
Date ca. 1935 - 1939
Medium lithograph
Support paper
Dimensions 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches (image)
16 x 23 inches (support)
Signature Isabelle Greenberger
Signature Location bottom right
Inscription [bottom left] stamp "Federal Art Project NYC WPA
[bottom center] Down to the Sea Again
Inscription Location recto
Credit line Gift of the WPA
Accession Number 1943.006.0069
Collection Work on Paper
Description During the Great Depression of the 1930s, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt launched his ambitious Works Progress Administration (WPA) programs that sent millions of unemployed Americans back to work, including more than 5,000 artists. Under the auspices of the WPA, the Federal Art Project (FAP) afforded opportunities to a diverse group of artists, including women, African Americans, and immigrants from Russia, China and other foreign countries. The Gibbes is fortunate to house the only collection of WPA prints in South Carolina. The initial allocation of 114 objects was received in 1943 from the Federal Government. Little else is known about the circumstances of the allocation.
Subjects Figures
Beaches
Hats
Clothing & dress
Umbrellas
Image 002\1943.06.69.JPG