New Deal/WPA Art in Clovis, New Mexico

Most of the post office works of art were funded under the Treasury Department's Section commissions. Those works that were created using TRAP funds are so indicated. Although the WPA funded the construction of post office buildings, the artwork was not WPA but was usually produced under the Section or TRAP programs.

Clovis, NM Post Office
(building now owned by private business)
"New Mexican Town" - oil on canvas
by Paul Lantz (1937)
(funded by TRAP)

Photograph taken by Marilyn Belcher.

Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal
by Marlene Park & Gerald E. Markowitz

Thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photograph.

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