Spirit of Democracy, For the Hall of Legislation, US Government Building, 1939 NY World's Fair (unrealized)

 
Spirit of Democracy, For the Hall of Legislation, US Government Building, 1939 NY World's Fair (unrealized)
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  • Title :     Spirit of Democracy, For the Hall of Legislation, US Government Building, 1939 NY World's Fair (unrealized)
  • Artist:     Abraham Harriton Artist
  • Accession:     84.5.127
  • Country:     United States New York New York
  • Date:     1938
  • Dimensions:     Inches 47-3/8 22, Centimeters 120.3 55.9
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     WPA and the New Deal
  • Subject:     Politics , Municipal Art , World's Fairs and Expositions , New Deal , Government , Portraits
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     84.5.127.JPG
  • Tags:     War and Political Propaganda~Paintings and Scuplture~World's Fairs and Expositions~WPA and the New Deal
Description:
Tempera on masonite mural study depicting four presidents of the United States; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt above central image representing the Spirit of Democracy set against the U.S. capital building, a bridge and a cityscape with skyscrapers located in the background.