About this artwork
Bernece Berkman was a committed member of the Artists Union, founded in New York during the Great Depression. Her activism in part led her to depict the Chicago urban environment, focusing on the symbiotic relationship between artists and laborers. Berkman attended SAIC in 1927–28, and later she studied privately with Todros Geller and Rudolph Weisenborn. Gobbers, Git a Bag!!! is an unusually colorful screenprint depicting a peanut vendor in a park. Printed for the WPA, this work is one of many prints Berkman executed during this time.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Bernece Berkman
- Gobbers, Git a Bag!!!
- United States (Artist's nationality)
- Color screenprint on off-white wove paper
- Image: 41.4 × 60.3 cm (16 5/16 × 23 3/4 in.); Sheet: 50.5 × 65.9 cm (19 15/16 × 26 in.)
- The Art Institute of Chicago, Works Progress Administration Allocation