Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WPA Poster ~ Pennsylvania Amish

This WPA poster was made between 1935-1940 and is called "The Little Red Schoolhouse". It was created by artist Katherine Milhous. She portrays sweetness without tipping into saccarine and included traditional Pennsylvanian Dutch style elements and earthy colors. The pie-crust edge on the lawn area and the art nouveau whiplashes are used to good effect and are especially interesting as this was created in the era of Art Deco. The symmetry of the birds in the sky really works. This was a Pennsylvania Art Project.

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