New Deal/WPA Art in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

This Post Office mural was funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.

Glen Ellyn, IL Post Office
"Settlers" - oil on canvas
Dan Rhodes (1937)

Photograph taken by Julie Elbert, August 2006.

Image courtesy of the USPS

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

Gregory Orloff did the above WPA easel painting for
the Forest Glen Elementary School,
561 Elm Street,
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.

It measures 40"x 50" and is an oil on masonite painting

The painting apparently was privately acquired by a former student in 1948 when the old Forest Glen School building was torn down.

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