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Blanche Grambs
Unemployed

1935

$1,200

About

Blanche Grambs, known to friends as 'Grambs' (1916-2010) was born in China. She came to New York as a very young woman to study at the Art Students League in 1934. With Harry Sternberg's class she traveled to the Pennsylvania Coal Mines to draw and visit with mining families -- trips that made a strong impact on her and her artist friends. The conditions of American laborers and unemployed workers in New York were a major source of the material in this period. She was on the NYC-WPA and was one of the infamous '219' artists arrested in the strike of December 1, 1936. Later she developed a career in book illustration. This print, Unemployed, is signed, titled, and dated, in pencil. Unemployed (New York City) is a strong example of her efforts to record the world as she found it in New York in the depth of the Depression. She also made a lithograph with the same title although the composition is different. The dimensions refer to the size of the image. The work is signed and titled in pencil. Really I would consider this a work in the Urban-Realist tradition that grew out of the Ashcan School.

Details

  • Creator
    Blanche Grambs (1916 - 2010)
  • Creation Year
    1935
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Width: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good condition. Uneven margin at right.
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU141027901402

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