Country Village (WPA) by Joseph Leboit

Country Village (WPA) by Joseph Leboit

Country Village (WPA)

Joseph Leboit

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Title

Country Village (WPA)

 
Artist

Joseph Leboit

  1907 - 2002 (biography)
Year
c. 1935  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
10 1/2 x 14 7/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
about 28 impresssions 
Annotations
pencil titled, lower center; stamp of the Federal ARt Project NYC WPA in lower left 
Reference
GSW WPA catalogue listed page 64, SFMOMA, # FA5918 
Paper
ivory wove with France watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
Federal Art Project NYC WPA 
Inventory ID
AFAE187 
Price
$600.00 
Description

Joseph Leboit views a small country village from the graveyard, through the tombstones of former residents - citizens, soldiers, children, immigrants. This lithograph was done for the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration (FAP-WPA) around 1935, during the Great Depression and between America's actions in World War I and World War II. The village could exist anywhere in the world, as could the graveyard.

A couple embrace while sitting before a tombstone, memories flooding back and their history flashing through their thoughts. This is something that is repeated daily throughout the world, and will continue through our eternity.

Leboit, like many of his WPA colleagues, turned his attention to the common people and their particular trials and successes during the Depression years - the hardships, the commonality and the solutions.

 

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