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Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals

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Study for "Active Life" Mural

1937
25 x 18 3/4 in. (63.5 x 47.7 cm)

Carl W. Peters
American (Fairport, NY, 1897 - 1980, Fairport, NY)

Object Type: Drawing
Medium and Support: Charcoal and pastel on blue-gray MBM Ingres laid paper
Credit Line: Gift in memory of the friendship of Ellen W. and Thomas H. Miller with Blanche and Carl W. Peters
Accession Number: 2009.50
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Location: Not currently on view

Preparatory drawing for WPA mural at Madison High School, Rochester, NY. According to Love 1999 (see bibliography), Robert Parsons, a student from Madison, posed for the torso of the figure.

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