Burgoyne Diller, Untitled, 1930, ink on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Halley K. Harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld, 1999.85.6
Unable to sell such works during the depression, Diller accepted a position as co-director of the Mural Division of the New York Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration, where he played an important role in the promotion of abstract art in America. While the public preferred a more readable and realist style, Diller managed to hire abstract artists for several major mural projects, including murals at the New York World’s Fair of 1939 – 1940 and the Williamsburg Housing Project.
Abstract Drawings, 2012
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13 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. (34.6 x 21.6 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Halley K. Harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld
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