Entitled: "Enjoy, don't destroy". Poster showing two children picking flowers. The Federal Art Project (FAP) was the visual arts arm of the Great Depression era New Deal Works Progress Administration Federal Project Number One program in the United States

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Entitled: "Enjoy, don't destroy". Poster showing two children picking flowers. The Federal Art Project (FAP) was the visual arts arm of the Great Depression era New Deal Works Progress Administration Federal Project Number One program in the United States. Funded under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, it operated from August 29, 1935, until June 30, 1943. Reputed to have created more than 200,000 separate works, FAP artists created posters, murals and paintings. Some works still stand among the most-significant pieces of public art in the country. The FAP's primary goals were to employ out-of-work artists and to provide art for non-federal government buildings. The program made no distinction between representational and nonrepresentational art. As a result, the program supported such iconic artists as Jackson Pollock before their work could earn them income. No artist credited, dated April 5, 1937.