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Image of Market on 38th Street

Courtesy of ACA Galleries, New York

Market on 38th Street

11 1/4 x 15 1/2 in. (28.6 x 39.4 cm)

William Gropper
United States (New York, NY, 1897 - 1977, Great Neck, NY)

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Etching
Credit Line: The Charles Rand Penney Collection of the Memorial Art Gallery
Accession Number: 1975.327.10
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Location: Not currently on view
Collection: The Charles Rand Penney Collection

Edition: 10/100

Artists Proofs: 10
Printer: Emiliano Sorini
Publisher: Associated American Artists
Portfolio: Twelve Etchings

As a lifelong supporter of the organized labor movement, William Gropper sensitively depicted many New Yorkers at work in tough circumstances, including in the sweat shops of the Garment District (now called the Fashion Center). After turning to etching in his late sixties, Gropper created this image of laborers pushing empty racks and pulling loaded carts on 38th St. in the busy and chaotic District. His signature caricature style is a continuation of his early political cartooning in Die Freiheit, a Yiddish newspaper printed by the Jewish Federation of the Worker’s Party.

[Label text, 2003]

See Emiliano Sorini, "Gropper: Catalogue Raisonné of the Etchings," no. 55. Additional information about this print edition can be found in Art for Every Home: An Illustrated Index of Associated American Artists Prints, Ceramics, and Textile Designs, at, p. 175, no.1592

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