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"Federal Building, Century of Progress Exposition," Brilliant Art Deco Painting



One of the most vivid and compelling accounts of the famed Century of Progress Exposition, which opened in Chicago in 1933, this view of the iconic Federal Building was painted in the second year of the fair by a Pennsylvania artist. The brilliantly-lit Art Deco dome and pylons of the building, framed by a web of searchlights in a panoply of colors, are all set off by a starlit sky. The overall style and elegance of the fair site was established by two renowned architects, Paul Cret and Raymond Hood and the Federal Building was designed by Bennet, Burnham and Holabird. (Dimensions include frame).


  • Creator
    John H. Muth (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Width: 16.75 in. (42.55 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865113785562

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