WPA mural map of westport WESTPAC 393.jpg

Historical Map of Westport (Greens Farms, CT, 1635-1935)

Dublin Core

Title

Historical Map of Westport (Greens Farms, CT, 1635-1935)

Creator

Elder, Arthur

Source

w

Date

1937

Format

46 x 72 inches

Identifier

393

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Biography

Arthur Elder was born in London, England on March 28, 1874. He joined the Chelsea Art Club and studied under prominent artists such as Walter Sickert and James Whistler. He moved to San Francisco, California in 1905 but left the city after the 1906 earthquake to come east. By 1925 Elder was living in Westport, Connecticut. He became the director of the Westport Art School, a job he held until his death. He painted two murals and three easel works for the WPA Federal Arts Project. His works were allocated to the Internal Revenue Office in Hartford, Westport Town Clerk’s Office, Greens Farm School in Westport, and Uncas on the Thames. Elder died in Westport on June 28, 1948.

Category

WPA Art Collection

Media

Oil on masonite

Media Details

Oil on masonite

Signature Position

Signed, lower right

Citation

Elder, Arthur, “Historical Map of Westport (Greens Farms, CT, 1635-1935),” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed August 14, 2022, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/452.

Item Relations

This Item dcterms:relation Item: Westport Town Hall
This Item dcterms:creator Item: Arthur Elder