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Title: Chemists
Name: Lithograph
Date: c. 1935
Period: Depression Era
Medium: Lithograph
Dimensions: 11 3/4" x 11 3/4" (29.8 x 29.8cm)
Signed: lower right corner: la more 13-21
Classification: Prints and Printing Plates
Credit Line: Transferred from the Applied Art Department, Iowa State University. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museusms, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM82.224
More Information
Two men, presumably chemists, work on an experiment or reaction. The many boilers, tubes, and glass equipment create a matrix for scientific hypothesis and discovery. In the back room are storage canisters likely for different chemicals and mixtures.
LaMore was born in 1908 in Dane County, Wisconsin on a tobacco farm. His family eventually moved to Madison the capital city of Wisconsin and home to the largest university in the state. He attended the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee. In 1933, LaMore moved to Baltimore, Maryland and became actively involved in the PWAP and the Treasury Relief Art Project working on post office murals.