New Deal/WPA Art in New
These murals were funded
by the Federal Art Project, WPA
The following images
depict the WPA murals in the New Britain High School.
WPA murals were installed in the
New Britain Connecticut High School and in the Nathan Hale Junior High
School. Three mural panels were installed in the High School, one of which
were done by Frank Rutkowski ("American Industry," 1941). New
Britain was known as the Hardware City of the World and was home to much
industry including The Stanley Works. The murals in the Nathan Hale Jr.
High School depict scenes from the life of Nathan Hale and were done by
Joseph Scarrozzo, 1941. Both buildings are now Senior Citizen Housing.
Images and information
courtesy of Lois Blomstrann
by Lois Blomstrann on New Britain, Connecticut WPA murals
© 2007 Nancy Lorance
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