8th Street

8th Street
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17189
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1881-1937
Artist Nationality: 
Finnish
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a framed original oil on canvas painting of a Kansas City city street.
Framed: 
Yes
Length: 
30.5 inches
Width: 
2 inches
Height: 
34.5 inches
Description: 

This painting purportedly looks down 8th Street in Kansas City. Buildings are colorful yet rendered in muted tones contrasting darkly coated pedestrians at their bases. Cars trail off in the distance and merge with the painting's impressionistic style into an overcast sky. This work is noted as being painted for the W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration). The W.P.A. Federal Art Project was the first major attempt at government patronage for the visual arts in the United States and the most persuasive and expansive of the visual arts projects conceived during the 1930's Depression era by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes