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Construction Work Boulder Dam #5

Adrian D. Clem

Artwork Details

Construction Work Boulder Dam #5
circa 1935
Adrian D. Clem
lithograph on paper
21 ⅛ in x 16 9/16 in (53.66 cm x 42.07 cm);32 1/16 in x 26 1/16 in (81.44 cm x 66.2 cm);23 11/16 in x 19 in (60.17 cm x 48.26 cm);21 ⅛ in x 16 3/10 in (53.66 cm x 41.43 cm)
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, New Deal art project

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

This study of a disfigured and destitute casualty of the Great War is an example of George Grosz's tendency to use art as indictment against the indifference of the powerful in the face of postwar suffering; the grievously injured veteran who must resort to begging to survive is a type commonly found in the artist's Weimar era work

Physical Description:

;Seated man with disfigured face and amputated lower legs, shabbily dressed, holding a crutch along with a bunch of flowers in his right hand

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