New Deal/WPA Art in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

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

Sturgeon Bay, WI Post Office
"Fruits of Sturgeon Bay" - egg tempera
Santos Zingale (1940)

(Note: The fisherman on the far left has been identified as Barney Miller, long-time resident of Sturgeon Bay)

According to Santos Zingale, he painted the mural in his studio in Milwaukee, WI and then attached it to the wall of the Post Office in Sturgeon Bay. In 1984, the mural was restored by Anton Rajer.

Images courtesy of the USPS

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

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