St. Paul's Chapel with Woolworth Building

Object Number: 
1940.972
Date: 
1940
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 30 1/8 x 7/8 in. ( 91.4 x 76.5 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
signed and dated: lower left: "Saul Berman, 1940"
Description: 
Cityscape including St. Paul's Chapel and the Woolworth building; replica of the Washington monument, flagpole with American flag, and several graves and tombstones are located at the side of the chapel; a small building with a billboard for "Newsweek" newspaper stands between the chapel and the Woolworth building; pedestrians stand and walk in the foreground; there is a subway station to the left; cars in the foreground and background and clouds in the sky.
Gallery Label: 
This painting was executed under the Works Project Administration, a government organization that provided employment for artists during the Depression. St. Paul's Chapel was the only intact pre-Revolutionary public building in New York at the time of this painting. It is silhouetted dramatically against several 20th century buildings, among them the Woolworth building (1913).
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Federal Works Agency, Work Projects Administration
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group