Studies done for the lid of the Steinway piano given to the White House during the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration. 1938. Art Deco. Dunbar Beck, artist. Also worked with the WPA and did murals for the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair.

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“Come Muse Migrate,” study for the lid of the White House Steinway piano. 1938. American. Gouache and pencil on heavy paper. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/paintings/come-muse-migrate-art-deco-study-white-house-piano-whitman-poem/id-f_13181361/
"Music with Conch and Lyre,"
“Music with Conch and Lyre,” including a triton blowing a conch shell, and other gods with lyre, cymbals and flute. Study for the lid of the White House Steinway piano. 1938. American. Gouache and pencil on heavy paper. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/paintings/music-conch-lyre-study-white-house-piano-dunbar-beck-1938/id-f_13159091/

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