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Raymond Creekmore

Artwork Details

circa 1935
Raymond Creekmore
lithograph on paper
15 ⅜ in x 9 3/10 in (39.05 cm x 23.65 cm);28 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (71.28 cm x 56.04 cm);15 ⅜ in x 9 3/10 in (39.05 cm x 23.65 cm)
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, New Deal art project

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

Axman depicts a man who is about to swing an ax to split the log he is standing on. It was printed for a New Deal art project which concentrated artists' efforts on the world of work. Creekmore, born in Virginia, was considered a wandering man who travelled across the world on a budget and used his sketches to support himself. 

Physical Description:

A large man with both arms raised, holding an ax over his head, is standing on a large log that is already partially split.

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