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"The Ironworker," Important Depiction of American Industrial Worker, John Garth

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To our knowledge, this painting of an ironworker with his Hammer raised behind him, glowing from the furnace nearby, is the most important of a series of paintings by John Garth depicting American Industrial workers in the 1920s and 1930s. An article from the March 9, 1925 issue of the "Illustrated Daily Herald" noted that "John Garth, youthful painter of San Francisco, who chose to paint five years without offering his work to the public and who recently held his first show at Gump's, combines with his admirable technic and feeling for color an understanding of life in many aspects." Garth was a giant among artists in San Francisco for many years, and served as Mural Director for the WPA Art Project there in the 1930s. He painted murals for the Sir Francis Drake Hotel and the University of California, among other clients, and also designed mosaic murals such as the famous "World Sources of Food" located in the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco. At one point he kept a studio at the Fairmount Hotel Studios, at the rear side of the famous hotel, and at other points a studio at the Artists Building a few blocks away, at 535 Sacramento Street. (Dimensions include frame.)

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    A couple of minor paint losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 39.5 in. x W 32 in. x D 2 in.H 100.33 cm x W 81.28 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    LU865116296121
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