New Deal/WPA Art in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Post Office New Deal Artwork

Most of the Post Office works of art were funded through commissions under the Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture (later known as The Section of Fine Arts) and not the WPA.

Unless indicated, works of art are located in the US Post Office building.

Certainly one of the more exotic locations for New Deal/WPA art is the US Post Office in Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands.

There are two murals installed in the lobby, both done by Stevan Dohanos in 1941.
"The Virgin Islands, U.S. - The Outer World Significance"
and "The Virgin Islands, U.S. - The Leisurely Native Tempo". Both are still extant and on public display.

Photographs courtesy of Mary Ann Duda

All mural images depicted on this site are used with permission
of the United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

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

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