WPA Artists at the Zoo


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WPA Artists at the Zoo

In nearly every major city between 1935 and 1943, the WPA provided work assignments for unemployed artists. Excluding commissioned pieces, artists for the most part were able to choose the subject matter of their work. Many Cleveland WPA artists who were employed to create paintings, prints, illustrations, sculptures and lithographs visited the Brookside Zoo to perform animal studies. This print, Bears #2, was created by Cleveland artist Clarence Edward Zuelch circa 1939 to 1942.


This file appears in: The Great Depression and the Zoo