St. Paul's Chapel with Woolworth Building
Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 x 30 1/8 x 7/8 in. ( 91.4 x 76.5 x 2.2 cm )
signed and dated: lower left: "Saul Berman, 1940"
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.
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).
Gift of the Federal Works Agency, Work Projects Administration
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