WPA Mural Study for San Antonio Texas Post Office by Alois Fabry Jr., 1937 For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 9 images

WPA Mural Study for San Antonio Texas Post Office by Alois Fabry Jr., 1937

About

Alois Fabry Jr. (b. New York 1912 - 1986) was a talented artist in the New York area when the Depression hit the country. He was employed by the WPA "New Deal" program to create works for public project buildings. His "Floating Horses Down the Cumberland River" was commissioned for the Williamsburg, Ky. post office. His most controversial work was a mural done in 1936 for the Brooklyn Borough Hall. Said to be one of his best works, it was destroyed in 1945 under orders from then mayor LaGuardia, who was offended by its' socialistic overtones. This work we are presenting here was done for a competition to create murals for the San Antonio, Texas post office and courthouse. The art is influenced by the murals of Mexico's master Diego Rivera. The scene features a worker under the oppressing weight of a bundle of sugar cane and an armed man. The painting is executed on board, with a wooden frame structure for support. The piece is in great original condition, and marked on the back side.

Details

  • Creator
    Alois Fabry Jr. (Artist)
  • Production time
    Available Now
  • Of the Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 42 in. x W 42 in. x D 1 in.

    H 106.68 cm x W 106.68 cm x D 2.54 cm

  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference number
    LU81208597633

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

4.8 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2005
Typical response time: 17 hrs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Art Deco Oil Painted Mural by Maxine Carlyle
Maxine Carlyle
Vintage 1930s American Paintings
Wood
Hand-Painted Erotic Movie Poster for Cecil Howa...
Unknown
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings
Wood
Original American Urban Scene Oil Painting by T...
Thaddeus J. Haduch
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings
Folk Art Gilded Window from Sign Painters Store...
Unknown
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Paintings
Glass
You May Also Like
"Spirit of Oshkosh," Art Deco Mural Study by Eu...
Eugene Francis Savage
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings
Oil
"The Return of Timothy Pickering," WPA Mural St...
Dunbar D. Beck
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings
Gouache
San Antonio
Antique 1720s Peruvian Spanish Colonial Paintings
Canvas, Oil
"The First Requisite," Important Art Deco-WPA M...
Dunbar D. Beck
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings
Paint
Picnic by the River, WPA-Era Mural Study with S...
Edgar Yaeger
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings
"Architecture & Construction," Allegorical Mura...
Robert Charles Haun
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings
Paint
1972 Abstract by Boyer Gonzales Jr Noted Texas ...
Gonzales, Boyer, Jr.
Vintage 1970s American Paintings
Paint
Important Art Deco Mural Study for Tivoli Garde...
Jais Nielsen
Early 20th Century Danish Paintings
Gouache, Pencil, Paper, Watercolor

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries