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Chicago - The Skeleton, Monroe St. and Michigan Ave.

A work made of etching in brown-black ink on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of etching in brown-black ink on ivory wove paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt
American, born Sweden, 1878-1955

About this artwork

The Skeleton depicts the construction of the Monroe Building, located right across the street from the Art Institute. Because the printing process reverses the image on the printing plate, this view is a mirror image of how the corner exists. Miniscule laborers toil away as the shell of the building becomes a skyscraper. Nordfeldt was considered one of the premier printmakers of his time. Coincidentally, he won a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, at which Gustave Baumann was awarded a gold.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt

Title

Chicago - The Skeleton, Monroe St. and Michigan Ave.

Origin

United States

Date

Artist's working dates 1898–1927

Medium

Etching in brown-black ink on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

300 × 177 mm (plate); 328 × 239 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.4610

Extended information about this artwork

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