A luminous painting of the Chicago, Illinois el that
harkens back to the Ashcan and Social Realism Schools of American Art that
began in the early 20th Century.
These movements glorified the gritty scenes of urban
life in New York and other cities like Chicago culminating the the WPA era
when the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt hired the unemployed to
paint works for Post Offices and other public buildings at the height of the
Another detail of this artwork is below.
The Chicago El
Oil On Board
Lower right, "A. Klein"
1930's or 1940's
25" by 28"
|Style of Art
American School - WPA
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