A Painting From FDR’s Program To Get Artists Back To Work – Gothamist

The crash of the stock market on October 29th, 1929 ushered in an era of severe economic decline across the United States. In an effort to support those in need, Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 created the Works Progress Administration, a program that endeavored to aid artists by putting them back to work.

A Painting From FDR’s Program To Get Artists Back To Work – Gothamist

Artists and performers are some of the most negatively affected by the lockdowns. Many of them have zero income, because they are self employed.