August Henkel

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August Henkel
Archives of American Art - August Henkel - 2151.jpg
August Henkel, from the Archives of American Art
Born 1880 (1880)
Died 1961 (aged 80–81)
Nationality American
Known for Painting, murals, politician

August Henkel (1880–1961) was an American artist.

He was a Socialist candidate for 4th District of the New York State Assembly from Queens County in 1919, and Communist candidate for the 1st District of the House of Representatives from New York in 1934.[1]

He was a member of the Federal Art Project, and worked on a mural at Floyd Bennett Field with Eugene Chodorow. There was a controversy about Joseph Stalin appearing in the mural.[2][3] In 1940, he refused to sign a loyalty oath, resulting in the destruction of the mural.[4]


  1. ^ "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Hendrickson to Henrotin". Retrieved 2011-12-27.
  2. ^ "Time Magazine". Art: Stalin in a Stove. July 22, 1940. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  3. ^ Leonard Benardo; Jennifer Weiss (April 9, 2006). "The Other Battle of Brooklyn". The New York Times.
  4. ^ .pdf

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