Palmer, Delos

Palmer, Delos (1890-1960)

Delos Palmer was born in 1890. He worked for the WPA Federal Arts Project starting in 1936. Prior to that, he had worked for the Public Works of Art Project. He completed three easel works and two murals for the WPA. He taught several art classes at Burdick Jr. High School. His murals were allocated to Willard School in Stamford, Connecticut. He left the WPA to pursue a career in portrait painting. Palmer died of a heart attack at his home in Stamford, Connecticut in 1960.


Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; Obituary, New York Times, May 5, 1960.

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Delos Palmer:

Art Class Burdick Jr. High School: Stamford, Conn.:  
Art Class at the Junior College: Stamford, Conn.:  
Art Class at the Stamford Community College, Stamford, Conn.:  
Boys Playing Baseball: oil
Girls Playing Field Hockey: oil
Portrait of an Old Woman: oil
Portrait of a Young Woman: oil
Portrait of a Young Girl: oil
Palmer, Delos