New Deal/W.P.A. Artist Biographies

States would frequently "borrow" another state's artists. The State List of Artists contains people who did work in a particular state but who might have been registered in another state.

There is now a biography research page with a list of resources for researching artist biographies available. You can also request copies of deceased Federal employee work records.

Artists who worked in the W.P.A. Federal Art Program were registered in a specific state. If your artist was registered in Illinois, check out the Illinois New Deal Registration list provided by the Illinois State Museum. Also, for biographical information on and images by Illinois artists please visit:

*WWW/85: Who Was Who In American Art (1985)
FAP:AP1930s: The Federal Art Project: American Prints from the 1930s

E-mail Nancy

© 2007 Nancy Lorance
All Rights Reserved.