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|Size||1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1000 items)|
|Abstract||The collection of white artist Charles Russell Hardman contains original artwork, sketchbooks, notes, and slight, scattered correspondence. Some of the loose sketches and paintings in the collection served as Hardman's studies for two murals commissioned during the Great Depression by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project for post office buildings in Miami, Fla. and Guntersville, Ala. Also included are photographs of WPA-commissioned public art.|
|Creator||Hardman, Charles Russell.|
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Charles Russell Hardman won a regional art competition in 1938 and was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration to oversee art installations during the 1930s and 1940s. He created two paintings himself for the United States Postal Service, one in Miami, Fla., in 1940, called “Episodes from the History of Florida,” and another in Guntersville, Ala., in 1947, called “Indians Receiving Gifts from the Spanish.” In the 1950s, Hardman worked as the art director for the University of North Carolina’s public television station. He retired in 1972.Back to Top
The collection of Florida artist Charles Russell Hardman contains original artwork, sketchbooks, notes, and slight, scattered correspondence. Some of the loose sketches and paintings in the collection served as Hardman's studies for two murals commissioned during the Great Depression by the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project for post office buildings in Miami, Fla. and Guntersville, Ala. Also included are photographs of WPA-commissioned public art.Back to Top
|Oversize Box OB-05611/1|
Oversize Paper Folder OPF-05611/1-2
|Image Folder PF-05611/1|
|Image Folder PF-05611/2||
WPA murals "Golosks’s negatives" #05611, Series: "Charles Russell Hardman Papers, 1930s-1990" PF-05611/2
Black-and-white sheet film.
|Image Folder PF-05611/3||
Black-and-white 35mm roll film.
The summary description was created in June 2018.
Encoded by: Laura Smith
Updated: June 2019
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