1934 – A New Deal for Artists
Author: Ann Prentice Wagner
Publication: Smithsonian Art Museum, 2009
1934: A New Deal for Artists examines more than fifty paintings in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum created under the auspices of the Public Works of Art Project. With an introductory essay by Roger Kennedy, and individual entries written by Ann Wagner, the book celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the PWAP and explores the thematic concerns and artistic styles of artists who, with the nation, endured economic uncertainty and saw the first major programs of their kind that introduced government patronage for art in the United States.