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Here are more names of WPA artists. Since I did not post any for this week yet, I am posting 10 names for this week and next week. Let me know if you have seen any works of these artists. Bellis, Daisy Maud: Bellis was born in Branford, CT and may have been painting in the “modern” genre around 1933 according to an article in the New York Times. Though her production card lists works executed between 1936 and 1938, one biographical entry states that she was in the FAP from 1936-1943. Many of her FAP submissions were “rejected and destroyed.” Was this on account of her “modernism?” We do not know. Other paintings were allocated to the Undercliff Sanatorium, Cedarcrest Sanatorium, Fairfield State Hospital, the Teacher’s College in New Haven and Laurel Heights Sanatorium. One Rejected painting done in water color was entitled, “White Colored Man,” finished in 1937. One wonders about the painting and the reasons for its rejection. Benoit, Edward: All that exists for Benoit is his production card. He made metallic signs identifying flora and fauna and birds at East Rock and directional and informational signs for a nature trail. Are these signs still at East Rock? Does anyone know anything about Benoit? Benson, Leslie Langille: Benson was an illustrator for major magazines of that period. He painted scenes in oil and watercolor, and these works hung in State hospitals. Blahitka, Mary: This painter was added to the FAP in 1940. At the time, she was living at the YWCA in New Haven. She completed an oil easel entitled, “Gloxinias,” and an untitled mural at the Lawrence School in Hartford. Does this school still stand? Boyer, Ralph L.: This artist lived in Westport at the time of the FAP. The majority of his work was etchings. He also liked to do portraits and murals. According to his production card, he taught “modeling” at Burdick Junior High School (?) and Stamford Community College. He made a memorial tablet for the athletic field at Stamford High School. Is it still there? Brown, Samuel E.: I know very little about this artist. He worked for the FAP from 1935-1941. He executed works in oil and charcoal. Two portraits, one of Judge Sherwood and the other of Major General C. R. Edwards hung in the Westport Library. Are they still there? At the time of the FAP, he lived in Wilton. Burdick, John E.: Burdick was a sculptor who lived in Clintonville, CT. Under the FAP, he completed a model of the Ferry St. Bridge which was allocated to the New Haven Department of Public Works and four plaster seasonal plaques on athletics-swimming, hockey, football and baseball to the West Hartford Board of Education. Does the board still exhibit these? Does anyone know what happened to him after the FAP? Burgoyne, Benjamin: This man was a carpenter who lived on Ferry Street in New Haven. Between 1938 and 1940, he constructed frames for easel art produced under the FAP. Butler, Frank: This painter made metal identification signs for flora and fauna and birds and trail direction signs for East Rock Park. At the time he worked for the FAP, he lived on Short Beach in Branford, CT. Are the signs still standing at East Rock? Leon Carroll: Carroll was a water color painter whose works were exhibited in New York City and along the Connecticut shore line. He died in 1937 but I have not found an obituary. His three contributions done in 1937 were two watercolors and a pencil drawing of flowers. Mark Jones February 15, 2008 Mark Jones State Archivist CT State Library 231 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106 FAX: (860) 757-6542 Phone: 860.757.6511 firstname.lastname@example.org