18 1/2 x 24 in. (47 x 61 cm)
(1900 - 1980)
Medium and Support:
Acquired by exchange through the generosity of Fannie Benjamin
Location: Not currently on view
Harwood Steiger, a master of the watercolor medium, lived for many years in Fairport, NY. Steiger’s industrial landscape is a ramshackle vision. The title, Fungus, implies Steiger’s impression of industry as a growing blight on the landscape. However, the almost-comical characterizations suggest a more harmless than threatening presence.
[label text for Modern Icon: The Machine As Subject in American Art exhibition, February 3 – March 6, 2012]