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First-Class Murals

1937 Year the first mural appeared

106 Total number of Texas murals

$700 Typical artist payment for a mural

across the United States with colorful murals depicting community life. These artworks, often mistaken for Works Progress Administration projects, were part of a separate New Deal initiative called the Section of Fine Arts. Unlike the WPA, the Section’s primary purpose wasn’t to put people to work. Rather,

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