DOCKWORKERS.

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Martin Lewis

Artist's Biography

Dockworkers.

Lithocrayon, ink-wash and scratch-board, c.1918.
Paper size 11 1/4 x 16 1/2" (28.6 x 41.9 cm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93829
Price: $7,000.00
Publisher :
Marilyn Kushner wrote "Martin Lewis saw New York through the eyes of an immigrant." One can see that in this drawing, however, he also saw the workers, the people who lived and toiled in the city. This drawing of dockworkers shows his belief in the men who worked long hours, the two workers are shown with strength and dignity, with the freighter in the distance.

The exact location is not known, there were many working docks in Manhattan during the first half of the twentieth-century. Martin Lewis did two important works portraying dockworkers, his etching important drawing studying the Dockworkers. He produced a major painting and etching "Dockworkers under the Brooklyn Bridge." from 1916-18 and a painting of the same title from 1915.

Signed with initials "M.L." lower right.

Stamped on verso "Collection of Lucile Deming Lewis" the artist's wife.
20th Century Subjects , Drawings And Watercolors , American Views

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