Yurchenco, Basil

Yurchenco, Basil (?)Basil Yurchenco was an Argentine painter who was at Yale when he met Henrietta Weiss of New Haven. They married in 1936. Yurchenco worked for the Public Works of Art Project and then completed one mural with Michele Russo for the WPA Federal Arts Project. In 1941 he took his wife to Mexico, and in 1955 the two were divorced. The dates of Yurchenco’s birth an...
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Wright, Frederick

Frederick Wright (1893-1971?)Little is known about Frederick Wright. He worked for the FAP in 1938 and his residence on the Work Card is East Hartland, CT. The Social Security Death Index lists Frederick Wright whose last known residence was East Hartland as having been born in 1893 and date of death as October 1971. Wright completed six easels for the FAP, four of which were r...
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Woodson, Rodney

Woodson, Rodney (1895-?)Rodney Woodson was born in Baldwin, Louisiana on July 6, 1895. He attended public schools in San Antonio, Texas; Oyster Bay, New York; and Norwalk, Connecticut; and high schools in New York City, Oyster Bay, and Meriden, Connecticut. He moved to Connecticut in 1909. Woodson studied art under Ms. Temple of Oyster Bay, and Ms. Lila C. Yale in Meriden. He r...
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West, George

West, George (?)George West worked with Edward Benoit lettering and painting signs for East Rock and West Rock Parks near New Haven using larcoloid, an acrylic latex gloss enamel applied to primed metal surfaces. The signs were directional placed along nature trails; textual describing the life cycle, behavior, and habitats of birds, insects, mammals, and vegetation and explain...
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Weniger, Maria

Weniger, Maria P.  (1880-?)Maria Weniger was born in Bevensen, Germany in 1880. She studied art in Munich. She was a member of the Art Alliance of America. She lived in New York City and then moved to Silvermine, in New Canaan, Connecticut. Weniger worked under the Public Works of Art Project and then completed one work under the WPA Federal Arts Project, a carved mahogany scul...
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Weld, Howard

Weld, Howard R. (?)In 1936 Howard Weld was transferred from the Public Works of Art Project to the WPA Federal Arts Project. He finished 18 plates for the Index of American Design. The dates of Weld’s birth and death are unknown. Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; Erwin Christensen, The Index of American Design (1950), p. 156-157, 205.Works of Art Listed in CT Archives' data...
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Weiss, Frederick

Weiss, Frederick (?)Nothing is known about Frederick Weiss except that he worked for the WPA Federal Arts Project in 1936 and painted 30 water colors for the Index of American Design. However, the only photograph of his art is of a screen painting. He lived in Stamford while employed by the WPA.Source:  WPA Artist’s Work Card.Works of Art Listed in CT Archives' database from Fr...
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Weiland, James

Weiland, James G.(1872-1968)James Wieland was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1872. His father was a sash-factory foreman. Before he began studying art, Wieland worked as a newspaper man, an illustrator, and in advertising. He studied at the National Academy of Design and at the Art Students League, both in New York City, and then at academies in Munich and Paris. Although he painted l...
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Waterbury, Blanche

Waterbury, Blanche (1878-1950)All that is known about Blanche Waterbury is that she worked for the WPA Art Project in 1936, and that she was living in Wilton, Connecticut at the time. She may have worked for the Index of American Design since she painted four renderings of a hall lantern in watercolor. Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; Ancestry.com.Works of Art Listed in CT Arch...
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Wakeman, Robert C.

Wakeman, Robert C. (1889-1964)Robert Wakeman was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on October 26, 1889. He attended the Yale School of Fine Arts. He was a member of the National Arts Club and the Silvermine Guild of Artists, and he exhibited across the country. For Norwalk’s tercentenary, he created a commemorative coin for the Norwalk Historical Society. Prior to the WPA Federal Ar...
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