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Hailey, Gene (ed.)
California Art Research, Vols. 1-6, 10-12 (9 Vols. bound in 3)
WPA (Works Progress Administration), San Francisco, 1937. Quartos. 3/4 dark blue pebbled cloth over navy blue buckram boards. Gilt lettering on the spine. Speckled edges of the book block. Mimeographed pages of text. This set contains volumes 1-6, and 10-12, originally in softcover bindings are here rebound together in hardcover (without the original wrappers), in groups of 3 volumes each. Missing are vols.7-9 and 13-20. The series of monographs on California artists was initiated and managed by the Works Progress Administration of the United States, during the New Deal Era, and was ultimately published in 20 volumes between 1936-1938. The work was conceived jointly by Dr. James B. Sharp, Coordinator of Statistical Projects for the WPA, and Joseph A. Danysh, Western Regional Director of the Federal Art Project for the WPA. The project was locally sponsored by Dr. Walter Heil of the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco, and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. According to the editor's introductory notes, "Prior to the existence of this project, there was very incomplete data on the early history of art and artists in California." The project was first directed from its inception in February 1936 by Junius S. Craven, and upon his death in June 1936 onward, the work was edited and overseen by Gene Hailey. Project work was done by numerous researchers, interviewers, editors, typists, photographers and librarians. Publication commenced with the first issue published sometime around December 1936. According to Ellen Schwartz, who oversaw and edited a second ed … [Click Below for Full Description]
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