Harmony and Achievement [For the Auditorium of the High School of Central Need Trades (now known as the High School of Fashion Industries), New York]

 
Harmony and Achievement [For the Auditorium of the High School of Central Need Trades (now known as the High School of Fashion Industries), New York]
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  • Title :     Harmony and Achievement [For the Auditorium of the High School of Central Need Trades (now known as the High School of Fashion Industries), New York]
  • Artist:     Ernest Fiene Artist
  • Accession:     85.5.3.2
  • Country:     United States New York New York
  • Date:     1938 executed in fresco secco, 1939-1940
  • Dimensions:     Inches 28-3/4 69 2 Dimensions, framed, Centimeters 73.0 175.3 5.1 Dimensions, framed
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Paintings and Sculpture
  • Collection Theme:     WPA and the New Deal
  • Subject:     Trade/Commerce , Portraits , Figurative , Public Works , Laborers/Workers , WPA/Federal Arts Project , Education , Labor Unions/Unionism , New Deal
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     85.5.3.2.JPG
  • Tags:     WPA and the New Deal~Paintings and Sculpture
Description:
Tempera on board mural study depicting the the five needle trades working together; centered at the top are the Ladies' Garment Workers; also shown are the furriers, shoe-makers, milliners, and men's clothing workers; in the section devoted to each trade, the entire process of the trade is illustrated accurately; also depicted are scenes showing the improvements in health care, housing, education, recreation, and cultural activities of the workers; in the center of the panel are personalities who were instrumental in raising the standards of the industry; included here, among others, are portraits of Herbert Lehman (1878-1963), Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fiorello La Guardia (1887-1947) and David Dubinsky (1892-?).