"Northern Minnesota Mine" by artist E. Dewey Albinson, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1898; died in Mexico in 1971. Oil on canvas. Dewey produced this work under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Public Works of Art Project" (PWAP) designed to help foster artists' works for public buildings during the Great Depression.

"Northern Minnesota Mine" by artist E. Dewey Albinson, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1898; died in Mexico in 1971. Oil on canvas. Dewey produced this work under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Public Works of Art Project" (PWAP) designed to help foster artists' works for public buildings during the Great Depression.

How government programs to employ artists served the nation during the Great Depression and could offer a model for creating jobs today. Art and the New Deal.

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  • Roger Kennedy author and director emeritus of the National Museum of American History; former director of the National Park Service.

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