Allentown Art Museum

Allentown, PA



Industrial Pennsylvania


The Allentown Art Museum announces an exhibition of prints, entitled Industrial Pennsylvania, on view in the Payne Hurd Gallery through July 1, 1999. Industry in Pennsylvania provided rich raw material for artists just as the Commonwealth provided raw material for industry. Although the promise of the industrial age was shattered by the Great Depression of the 1930's, artists continued to take advantage of the picturesque and thematic aspects of steel making and coal mining, among other industries in Pennsylvania. The museum continues to acquire these images as an important part of the artistic heritage of the Commonwealth.

A selection of recent acquisitions will be exhibited along with a number of prints acquired earlier. Among others, artists included in this exhibition are Steven Dohanos (b. 1907), Chet Harmon La More (b. 1908), Lewis Rubenstein (b. 1908), Harry Sternberg (b. 1904), and Ernest W. Watson (1884-1969).

Images from top to bottom: Steven Dohanos (b. 1907), Furnace Floor, n.d., wood engraving, ed. 50, 10 x 7 7/8 inches, purchase: SOTA Print Fund, 1995 (1995.27.1); Harry Sternberg (b. 1904), Open Hearth, 1937, lithograph, 11 x 20 inches, purchase: SOTA Print Fund, 1995 (1995.27.4)

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