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George Biddle Portrait

George Biddle Portrait

George Biddle

Born:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1885

Died:
Croton-on-Hudson, New York 1973

Photo Caption:
George Biddle, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0043818

Photo Caption:
George Biddle at work in his studio, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0066465

Biography

Muralist and portrait painter instrumental in the development of Federal arts programs during the Depression. The influence of Diego Rivera is evident in his murals, the most famous being five fresco panels for the Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C.

Joan Stahl American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection (Washington, D.C. and Mineola, New York: National Museum of American Art and Dover Publications, Inc., 1995)