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Boise, ID - Ada County Courthouse - information and news article about the Fletcher Martin et al. murals in the Ada County Courthouse



Post Office New Deal Artwork – New Deal/WPA Art in Idaho

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.

“Often mistaken for WPA art, post office murals were actually executed by artists working for the Section of Fine Arts. Commonly known as “the Section,” it was established in 1934 and administered by the Procurement Division of the Treasury Department. Headed by Edward Bruce, a former lawyer, businessman, and artist, the Section’s main function was to select art of high quality to decorate public buildings if the funding was available. By providing decoration in public buildings, the art was made accessible to all people.” from “Articles from EnRoute : Off The Wall: New Deal Post Office Murals” by Patricia Raynor

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

Location Artist Title Date Medium
Blackfoot Andrew Standing Soldier “The Arrival Celebration” and “The Round-Up” 1939 tempera (on four walls)
Buhl Richard Guy Walton “Snake River Ferry” 1941 oil on canvas
Burley Elizabeth Lochrie “Pioneers on the Oregon Trail along the Snake River” 1938 oil on canvas
Kellogg Fletcher Martin “Discovery” 1941 oil on canvas
Preston Edmond J. Fitzgerald “The Battle of Bear River” 1941 oil on canvas
Saint Anthony Elizabeth Lochrie “The Fur Traders” 1939 oil on canvas

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 & GeraldE. Markowitz