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Study for Williamsport, PA Mural

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Study for Williamsport, PA Mural

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George McNeil
American, 1908 – 1995




Oil on board

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Highly regarded by critics throughout his career, George McNeil complemented his artistic accomplishments with a life-long commitment to teaching. Like many of his contemporaries during the Great Depression, McNeil worked for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a program that gave unemployed artists an opportunity to provide artwork for non-federal buildings such as libraries and post offices. This striking study for a mural project in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, dates from the period of McNeil’s federal employment. It reveals his keen sense of color and belief that paintings could assume a life of their own.


Gift of Jennifer and Terry Weiss in honor of Judy and Washington Falk, III