The Wealth of the Nation

 
The Wealth of the Nation
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  • Title :     The Wealth of the Nation
  • Artist:     Seymour Fogel Artist Section of Fine Arts, Treasury Department Commissioner
  • Accession:     84.5.99
  • Country:     United States New York New York
  • Date:     1938
  • Dimensions:     Inches 9-3/4 14-1/8, Centimeters 24.8 35.9
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     WPA and the New Deal
  • Subject:     Laborers/Workers , Figurative , Industry , Public Works , WPA/Federal Arts Project , New Deal
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     84.5.99.JPG
  • Tags:     WPA and the New Deal~Paintings and Scuplture
Description:
Tempera on paper mural study depicting figures devoted to construction, industry, and scientific research; in the foreground is an architect using a tool to measure an area of a blueprint; in the middle ground, at left is a scientist seated at a table looking in a microscopes (behind him are beakers and other scientific objects); in the center of the middle ground is a man in overalls in front of a machine pulling on a lever; at the right of the center ground are two construction workers, one in overalls and one shirtless, in conversation with their backs to the viewer; in the background, at right, is a factory scene.