ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Agricultural and Industrial Scenes
Artwork: Mural (painted)

Artist
Auriel Bessemer
Collection
Arlington Public Art
Dates
  • Installed, 1939/40
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Description
These seven murals, painted by Washington, DC artist Auriel Bessemer, were among more than 1000 murals commissioned by the Treasury Department's Section of Fine Art between 1934 and 1943. Unlike the Works Projects Administration which provided economic support for artists, the Section of Fine Art was not a relief program, but instead sought to beautify new federal buildings with high-quality paintings and sculptures. In 1939, Bessemer was invited to contribute to the Section's beautification eff...
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Location
Joseph L. Fisher Post Office
3118 North Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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