||Film on the New Deal Art Projects
||Introduction: Artists at Work: A Film on the New Deal Art Projects (0:37) -- Artists and New Deal (3:00) -- Artists on WPA (1:52) -- Launching Careers (1:50) -- James Brooks (1:48) -- Art Promotes New Deal (2:03) -- Sculpture and Graphics (1:40) -- Influence on Art (2:29) -- Level of Artistic Freedom (2:12) -- Abstract Art (2:14) -- Native American and American Folk Art (1:13) -- Introducing America to Art (3:08) -- Activism (2:36) -- Cuts to Program (2:03) -- War Ends Arts Program (1:44) -- Hostility to Paintings (1:33) -- Legacy of WPA (1:11) -- Credits: Artists at Work: A Film on the New Deal Art Projects (1:04)
||When President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933 during the Great Depression, nearly 10,000 artists were out of work. This program chronicles the New Deal effort to spread "art to the millions" through the country's first comprehensive art education program. The Artists Union and related political activities are explored, as are the destruction and loss of works of art produced under the New Deal Programs. Interviews with Ilya Bolotowsky, James Brooks, Joseph Delaney, Harry Gottlieb, Chaim Gross, Lee Krasner, Edward Laning, Jacob Lawrence, Alice Neel, and Joseph Solman are included, along with archival film, photographs, sound recordings, and original color photography of the works of art.
|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 12, 2014.|
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||Narrated by Morgan Freeman.
|Interest grade level
||7 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: New Deal Films, Inc., 1982.|
|Publisher number||60611 Films Media Group|