William Karp

Courtesy of Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
William Karp
New York, New York
born New York City 1905
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William Karp grew up on New York’s East Side and studied at the Art Students League and the American Artists School. He was involved in the Works Progress Administration during the 1930s, first as an administrator who hired artists, then as a master mural artist, designing and overseeing work on various projects. Karp stopped painting for several years after the WPA projects ended, and only returned to art later in life as a sculptor.

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