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Disabled Workers

A work made of brush and pen and black ink on cream laid paper.

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  • A work made of brush and pen and black ink on cream laid paper.

Date:

1922

Artist:

Conrad Felixmüller
German, 1897-1977

About this artwork

Although created several years after the end of World War I, this drawing shows that workers engaged in war production were as vulnerable to serious hazards and death as the soldiers at the front. The mine workers, with their bandaged arms, are set against the soot-lined streets of a town in the industrial Ruhr Valley. The work effectively demonstrates the cruelty and senselessness of the war as a society-wide phenomenon.

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Artist

Conrad Felixmüller

Title

Disabled Workers

Origin

Germany

Date

1922

Medium

Brush and pen and black ink on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated lower right: “Felixmüller 1922”; inscribed lower center: “Arbeitsinvaliden”; signed, dated, and inscribed verso: “Felixmüller 1922 Invalide Bergarbeiter”

Dimensions

646 × 500 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.937

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