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Grant Park, Chicago

A work made of woodcut in black on cream japanese paper.

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  • A work made of woodcut in black on cream japanese paper.

Date:

1931/33

Artist:

Charles Turzak
American, 1899-1986

About this artwork

Created during the worst years of the Great Depression, this print by Charles Turzak shows a syncopated arrangement of newspapers covering a group of sleeping homeless men. Chicago was one of the hardest-hit cities, enduring high unemployment rates. Instead of depicting Chicago monuments or the park’s landscape, Turzak focused on the indigent men who often slept in the park, near the city’s center of culture and commerce.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Charles Turzak

Title

Grant Park, Chicago

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1931–1933

Medium

Woodcut in black on cream Japanese paper

Dimensions

307 × 235 mm (image); 397 × 307 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1992.7

Extended information about this artwork

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