Saturday, December 10, 2005

Life of the People

Guts of Manhattan
Louis Lozowick 1939

Lunch Hour
Joseph Hirsch 1942

The Working Day No. 37
Hugo Gellert 1933

White Collar Boys
Elizabeth Olds 1936

The Return of the Soldier
Charles White 1946
pen & ink

"Labor advocate and garment manufacturer Ben Goldstein, with the support of his wife Beatrice, left to The Library of Congress -- and the nation -- a collection of American prints and drawings informed by a sympathy for the condition of working people.

A native New Yorker, over decades he collected works that stirred his very personal interest in the city of his birth, the American people, and the human condition during the first half of the twentieth century. His concerns encompassed a broad spectrum of social and political issues that touched on life in urban centers and in rural areas, American labor and industry, and the experience and achievements of minority groups."
Life of the People: Realist Prints and Drawings from the Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Collection, 1912-1948 at the Library of Congress
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