Roadshow's Most Wanted Case Number
1933 - Present
United States Government
Throughout the United States
Thousands of artworks created for public buildings under New Deal programs, including the Works Progress Administration, from 1933 to 1943.
During the New Deal era, the U.S. Government employed thousands of artists to create tens of thousands of works of art (such as paintings, prints, and sculptures). Since that time, many of these works have gone missing or made their way into private possession, and the GSA's Fine Arts Program is tasked with locating and recovering these pieces on behalf of the federal government. It is the GSA's general policy to loan recovered artwork to qualifying institutions, such as museums or university art galleries.