Ilya Bolotowsky1907-1981

Municipal Art Society of New York
New York, NY

$25,000 for the Adopt-A-Mural program to uncover and restore the 1939 mural Abstraction. Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), it is located in the Coler-Goldwater Memorial Hospital (formerly the Hospital for Chronic Diseases) on New York’s Roosevelt Island. The mural-covered by layers of paint for nearly two decades-represents the early efforts by American Abstract Artists’ member, Bolotowsky, to advance “non-objective” art in the United States.