George Biddle

George Biddle (January 24, 1885 – November 6, 1973) was an American painter, muralist and lithographer, best known for his social realism and combat art.wikipedia
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Groton School

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Born to an established Philadelphia family, Biddle attended the elite Groton School (where he was a classmate of Franklin D. Roosevelt).
George Biddle, a 1902 graduate, wrote, “Ninety-five percent of the boys came from what they considered the aristocracy of America.

National Society of Mural Painters

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He served as President of the National Society of Mural Painters from 1935 to 1936.

The Long Voyage Home

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Biddle was hired in 1940, along with eight other prominent American artists, to document dramatic scenes and characters during the production of the film The Long Voyage Home, a cinematic adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's plays.
The artists who participated were Thomas Benton, Grant Wood, George Biddle, James Chapin, Ernest Fiene, Robert Philipp, Raphael Soyer and Georges Schreiber.

Section of Painting and Sculpture

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Biddle's best known work is in the mural Society Freed Through Justice, five fresco panels in fifth-floor stairway of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C., produced under the U.S. Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture.
Bruce had also led the Treasury Department's Public Works of Art Project, the first federal art program, created in 1933 after the American painter George Biddle suggested the idea to President Roosevelt.

National Supreme Court of Justice

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There is also a mural done by American artist George Biddle entitled "War and Peace" at the entrance to the law library.

Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building

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Biddle's best known work is in the mural Society Freed Through Justice, five fresco panels in fifth-floor stairway of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C., produced under the U.S. Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture.
Mural artists include George Biddle, Henry Varnum Poor, John Steuart Curry, Boardman Robinson, and Leon Kroll.

Social realism

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George Biddle (January 24, 1885 – November 6, 1973) was an American painter, muralist and lithographer, best known for his social realism and combat art.

Martial arts

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George Biddle (January 24, 1885 – November 6, 1973) was an American painter, muralist and lithographer, best known for his social realism and combat art.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Born to an established Philadelphia family, Biddle attended the elite Groton School (where he was a classmate of Franklin D. Roosevelt). A childhood friend of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he played a major role in establishing the Federal Art Project (1935–43), which employed artists under the Works Progress Administration.

Federal Art Project

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A childhood friend of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he played a major role in establishing the Federal Art Project (1935–43), which employed artists under the Works Progress Administration.

Works Progress Administration

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A childhood friend of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he played a major role in establishing the Federal Art Project (1935–43), which employed artists under the Works Progress Administration.

Harvard University

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He completed his undergraduate studies and later earned a law degree from Harvard (1908 and 1911, respectively).

Bar examination

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He passed his bar examination in Philadelphia.

Académie Julian

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Biddle's legal career was short-lived, however, and by the end of 1911 he had left the United States to study at the Académie Julian in Paris.

Paris

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Biddle's legal career was short-lived, however, and by the end of 1911 he had left the United States to study at the Académie Julian in Paris.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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In the next two years he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Munich

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Returning to Europe in 1914, Biddle spent time in Munich and Madrid, studying printmaking in the Spanish capital, before trying his hand at impressionism in France.

Madrid

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Returning to Europe in 1914, Biddle spent time in Munich and Madrid, studying printmaking in the Spanish capital, before trying his hand at impressionism in France.

Impressionism

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Returning to Europe in 1914, Biddle spent time in Munich and Madrid, studying printmaking in the Spanish capital, before trying his hand at impressionism in France.

France

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Returning to Europe in 1914, Biddle spent time in Munich and Madrid, studying printmaking in the Spanish capital, before trying his hand at impressionism in France.

World War I

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In 1917, with the United States' entry into the First World War, Biddle enlisted in the army.

United States Army

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In 1917, with the United States' entry into the First World War, Biddle enlisted in the army.