Mural panel by artist Leo Katz at the Frank Wiggins Trade School, Los Angeles, 1935
- Mural panel by artist Leo Katz at the Frank Wiggins Trade School, Los Angeles, 1935
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The mural, funded by the WPA (Works Project Administration), was controversial especially because of the depictions of nudity and references to war in the central panel. The central panel was removed from the Frank Wiggins Trade School lobby (now LA Trade Tech) and returned to the Public Works Administration in 1935 and the other two panels were returned in 1939.
Katz was an American painter, printer, and teacher. Katz studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Vienna. He arrived in America in 1921 and later became an American citizen.
The photograph shows one of two side panels of a mural with the overall theme of the history of the uses of tools serving the creative and destructive passions of man within the context of the Toltec and Aztec cultures.
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cellulose nitrate film
Public art--California--Los Angeles
Frank Wiggins Trade School
Katz, Leo, 1887-1982
- Los Angeles (Calif.)
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