Artist J. Theodore Johnson created this 1937 mural of farmers for the Works Progress Administration—an organization created to employ millions of Americans to carry out public works projects. A great deal of these projects were aimed at promoting American art and culture with the hope they would give more Americans access to what President Franklin Roosevelt described as “an abundant life.”
You can learn more about the New Deal arts projects in the online exhibition “A New Deal for the Arts.”

Artist J. Theodore Johnson created this 1937 mural of farmers for the Works Progress Administration—an organization created to employ millions of Americans to carry out public works projects. A great deal of these projects were aimed at promoting American art and culture with the hope they would give more Americans access to what President Franklin Roosevelt described as “an abundant life.”

You can learn more about the New Deal arts projects in the online exhibition “A New Deal for the Arts.”