Hall, Daniel August, 1937-

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Daniel Hall was a student in Arizona State University's Graduate School of Art, where he earned an MA in 1974. His thesis topic was Arizona artists involved in the Works Progress Administration's Public Works of Art Project that the United States government instituted in the 1930s to put artists to work and celebrate American cultural heritage.

The Public Works of Art Project was one of the first of the U.S. federal art programs conceived as part of the New Deal during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Its purpose was to prove the feasibility of government patronage. It was organized in December 1933 within the Department of the Treasury with funds from the Civil Works Administration and aimed at giving meaningful work to unemployed artists. It was directed by the financier and painter Edward Bruce and emphasized the American scene as subject matter initiating about 700 mural projects and creating nearly 7,000 easel paintings and watercolors, about 750 sculptures, more than 2,500 works of graphic art, and numerous other works designated to embellish nonfederal public buildings and parks. (Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). (2010). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved August 25, 2010, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/482579/Public-Works-of-Art-Project.

From the description of The Daniel Hall collection, 1922-1913. (Scottsdale Public Library). WorldCat record id: 692226166

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creatorOf Hall, Daniel August, 1937-. The Daniel Hall collection, 1922-1913. Arizona State University Libraries
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Relation Name
associatedWith Arizona Commission on the Arts & Humanities. corporateBody
associatedWith Berninghaus, Oscar E. (Oscar Edmund), 1874-1952. person
associatedWith Black, LaVerne Nelson, 1887-1938. person
associatedWith Cory, Kate, 1861-1958. person
associatedWith Davis, Lew, 1910-1979. person
associatedWith Federal Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Henninger, J. M. person
associatedWith Kittredge, Bob. person
associatedWith Kittredge, Mary. person
associatedWith Kopta, Emry. person
associatedWith Megargee, Lon. person
associatedWith O'Connor, Francis V. person
associatedWith Phoenix Fine Arts Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Public Works of Art Project (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Roca, Stella. person
associatedWith Sanderson, Phillips. person
associatedWith Santee, Ross, 1888-1965. person
associatedWith Swing, David, 1830-1894. person
associatedWith Thomas, Marjorie, 1885-1978. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Treasury corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Public Buildings Service. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Yasko, Karel, 1911-1985. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Fort Huachuca (Ariz.)
Art and state
Art, American--20th century
Art, Modern--20th century
Public art
New Deal art
Federal aid to the arts
Graduate students--Archives
Art students--Archives


Birth 1937

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