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Catalog Number 743P-152
Title Drawing, the Preachers Message to the Homeless Men; Elizabeth Olds
Object Name Drawing
Description Graphite drawing. Rows of pews with sleeping men. In the front row are two men; one resting his head on his arm, the other resting his arm on the back of the pew and bowing his head.
Date 1934
Year Range from 1933
Year Range to 1934
Culture American
Material Graphite, paper
Artist Olds, Elizabeth
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Douglas), Omaha
Height (in) 12.375
Width (in) 21.875
People Olds, Elizabeth
History The CWA art project was established in 1933. Its goal was to provide artists with work by creating murals and sculptures for public buildings. Though it lasted for less than one year, it employed approximately 3,700 artists, 28 of whom were from Nebraska. Elizabeth Olds contributed a handful of works and was known for her lithographs addressing social issues.
Credit line Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration Commissioned Through New Deal art projects
Collection United States Civil Works Administration (CWA) Art Collection