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 explaining natural processed like the creation of boulders during the Ice Age; and representational providing paintings of animals and plants described. West completed nine signs for the East Rock Park and seven for West Rock in 1935. Nothing else is known about him.

 

Source:  WPA Artist’s Work Card.

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from George West:

Painting Birds:  
Painting Birds:  
Painting Birds & Lettering:  
Lettering Signs for Trees:  
Lettering Signs for Trees:  
Lettering Signs for Trees:  
Lettering Names for Trees:  
Lettering Signs:  
Lettering Signs:  
Lettering Signs for Trees:  
Lettering Signs for Trees:  
Painting Birds and Signs:  
Painting Birds and Signs:  
Painting Pictures of Birds:  
Painting Pictures of Birds:  
Painting Birds and Signs:  
Painting Birds and Lettering:  
West, George