New Deal Arts
Anthony Velonis (b.1911)
Prints & Photographs Division
Often known as "The Voodoo Macbeth," this production
of the Negro Theatre Unit, a recipient of employment and training
provided by the Federal Theatre Project (FTP), was also directed
by Orson Welles for the FTP and played in New York City in 1936.
Anthony Velonis, who created this poster for Macbeth,
was hired in 1934 to work on the Poster Project and soon started
printing with silk screening, a process he initiated, to increase
poster production. It is largely due to his influence that the silk
screen process has attained a secure place in fine art printmaking.