The Old Print Shop



  • MEDIUM: Ink wash with china white highlights,

    DATE: 1937.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 12 5/8 x 15 5/8" (32 x 39.6 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: "As he grew to manhood during the Great Depression, Landau’s passion for social justice and his expanding awareness of life’s inequities led him, for example, to address the labor movement in several works. The tempera studies for Strike, and the oil on paper maquette for the no longer existing mural The Story of Labor, done c.1940, reveal his fervor for the rights of workers. His prototypes here were not the doctrinaire images of muscle-bound workers by such overtly political artists as Hugo Gellert, but those of Robert Gwathmey and Philip Evergood who were interested in the subject of the working classes, but not in a stereotypical fashion."

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Unsigned.

  • CONDITION: Good condition, discoloration on verso.


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