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Angela Straeter

There is not much information on the artist, Angela Straeter, other than she worked with the New York Federal Art Project, in the years, 1935-1943. The FAP or WPA was devoted to helping American artists during the Depression by paying a set price for their published prints, usually editions of 25 to 50, and organizing exhibitions to show their work. The artists portrayed the "American Scene," opening the door for the American public to gain access to American art and the artists themselves. The first exhibit in 1936, was attended by New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and other dignitaries. The exhibit received recognition and excellent critical acclaim. Straeter was fluent in the field of lithography and had a fondness for animals, which she portrayed in an amusing but sensitive manner. She usually signed her prints only with her first name, "Angela." Straeter's art is in the collections of the Library of Congress, University of Michigan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, and other American institutions.



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Angela Straeter

American (20th century)
Contented Pigs
11 x 16-1/2 in.

Lithograph printed in color, c.1935-39, edition about 25. Titled and signed, "Angela" in pencil. Stamped lower margin, left, "Federal Art Project, NYC, WPA." Full margins. Some soiling in the margins and a crease in the lower corner of margin, left side.


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