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May 9, 2011

‘Nine Men’ by Harry Gottlieb

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'Nine Men' by Harry Gottlieb

Born in Bucharest, Rumania, Harry Gottlieb immigrated to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1907, where he attended school at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He moved on to work in New York City in 1918. An early pioneer in screen printing, which he learned during his time employed under the WPA’s Federal Art Project, he was also heavily influenced by the Social Realism movement. This lithograph, “Nine Men,” completed circa 1935, is an outdoor scene of nine men in hats and overcoats, certainly homeless, gathered around a campfire.

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