Photographs relating to the WPA Southern California Art Project

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.perrferd1
Creators:
Perret, Ferdinand, 1888-1960
Dates:
circa 1937-1941
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
137 b&w photographs compiled by Ferdinand Perret relating to the WPA Southern California Art Project. Depicted are the WPA-FAP Print Department, Los Angeles; Canoga Park petrachrome in progress, 1940; George Washington High School petrachrome in progress; Long Beach Municipal Auditorium tile mosaic; petrachrome seal of Santa Monica, Santa Monica City Hall, 1941; and works of art by Paul Babcock, Glenn Bannister, Grace Clements, Henry Gilbert de Kruif, Ethel Evans, Miriam Farrington, Lorser Feitelson, Henry Helmle, Donal Hord, E.D. Horsky, Harold Gebhardt, Paul Julian, Albert King, Ludwig Kuszewski, Paul Hambleton Landacre, Henry Lion, Helen Lundeberg, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Buckley MacGurrin, Benjamin Newton Messick, Marjorie Morse, Jean Swiggett, Harry Mann Waddell, and others. Many of the photographs are duplicates. Also found is a letter from California artist, Benjamin Messick to Perret regarding printed material for Perret's research libary.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Perret was a painter and art restorer whose work led him to begin serious art research. He amassed a large collection of material relating to California art and artists.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred in 1993 and 2015 from the National Museum of American Art Library, where it been received in 1949 as part of the Ferdinand Perret Research Library of the Arts and Affiliated Sciences.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Related Materials
The Ferdinand Perret research material on California art and artists collection is located at the Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian American Art Museum Library.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- California -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- California -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and state -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (Calif.) -- Photographs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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