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"A Moment's Rest," Painting of Shirtless Male Worker, Schnakenberg, WPA Muralist

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"Bricklayer at Rest," Monumental WPA Period Painting of Worker with Landscape
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One of the finest depictions of an American worker from the 1930s that we have seen, this monumental painting of a shirtless bricklayer, resting against a curved brick niche, with a ...
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"Male Youth at Sunset," Vivid Art Deco Painting by Dunbar Beck, WPA Muralist
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Stunningly executed in deep tones of cobalt blue, burnt sienna, oxblood and jet black, this depiction of a partially nude male youth standing at an open window at sunset was painted ...
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"Salome," Important Art Deco Painting by Dunbar Beck, WPA Muralist
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Depicting a Salome who is both ravishing and terrifying, with her auburn tresses rising up as if on fire, this remarkable work was painted by Dunbar Beck, famed for his WPA and New Y...
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"Farmer with Scythe," Depiction of American Worker by U.S. Capitol Muralist
By Allyn Cox
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Drenched with sun and full of optimism, this depiction of a shirtless farm worker, with scythe in hand, is a high-spirited paean to the American laborer, at a time when the Works Pro...
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"Frieze of Nude Male Figures," Art Deco Scene of Bathers and Workers, France
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Drenched in rich color and somehow both modern and classical, this scene of nude male figures is presented as a frieze of men along a horizontal plane -- as if they are peopling a mu...
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"Dancer at Rest," Large Painting of Half-Nude Male Ballet Dancer, Mid Century
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large and striking, this painting by Robert Childers presents a reclining ballet dancer, clothed above the waist in a dancer's sleeveless shirt, but nude below, holding a pink ribbon...
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"Labor Dulcis," Important Painting by Muralist Milton Bancroft
By Milton Bancroft
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The rich Impressionistic brushwork and bright palette of this painting makes it a vivid find. No doubt painted in preparation for a mural, the text in Latin – translated as “Work is...
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"The Return of Timothy Pickering," WPA Mural Study Painting, 1939
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Full of atmosphere, rich color and drama, this mural study by Dunbar Beck was executed in preparation for his lobby painting at the US Post Office in Danvers, Massachusetts. Until it...
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