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For the People:  Nebraska's New Deal Art


These two artists chose to portray images from literature and music-two universal and timeless methods of escape during hard times.

Moonlight Sonata

Ruth Ratliff, Omaha
Ink and watercolor on paper
39 x 49 framed

This painting's title references a musical composition by Ludwig van Beethoven.


The Domain of Arnheim

Albert Leindecker, Scotia
Ink on paper
22 x 27


The Island of the Fay

Albert Leindecker, Scotia
15.25 x 19.75

These two prints by Albert Leindecker are based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

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All artwork in this exhibit is Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration Commissioned through the New Deal art projects.
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