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© Estate of Harry Sternberg

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© Estate of Harry Sternberg

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Harry Sternberg

American, 1904-2001

Steel, 1940

silkscreen

sheet: 17 x 12 1/4 inches (43.18 x 31.11 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1943

RCA1943:15.4

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Prints

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Screen print

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Harry Sternberg was a Social Realist painter who dedicated himself to criticizing injustice wherever he observed it. His subjects often included American workers in coal mining and manufacturing. Beginning in the mid-1930s, he created a series of paintings and prints focused on the manufacturing of steel, including this print. Although his works could often be gritty and highly critical, this print appears to be a fairly straightforward celebration of American industry’s might.

Label from Overtime: The Art of Work, March 8–May 17, 2015

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