James Michael Newell created beautiful scenes during his lifetime, one of which was this scenic view of the sugarcane fields in St. Croix.
He was best known for his fresco murals and received a coveted gold medal for his work with the Works Progress Administration.
In 1938, he visited the Virgin Islands and recreated this beautiful masterpiece in Washington DC for the Department of the Interior.
This endeavor was due to the efforts of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. It encouraged artists to create beautiful pieces during the years of the Great Depression.
Artists, working under the WPA were asked to produce works related to the "American scene".
This unique painting is Newell's historic vision of St. Croix's early landscape.
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Size available: 7" x 5", Framed print
🌴 Size 7 x 5 inches
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🌴 Recycled plastic frame
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