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Title: Smelting Plant, Abramortz
Name: Print
Date: 1937
Period: New Deal
Medium: Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions: 15 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (39.4 x 28.6 cm)
Inscription: Artist's initials are present in lower right corner of print (large A inside small A) and below print on left side is stamped "Federal Art Project/NYC/WPA". In pencil, running along bottom, "Wood Engraving/Smelting Plant/Abramortz (?)". On back of print in ink: "Presented to me by friend Joanne M. Hansen."
Classification: Prints and Printing Plates
Credit Line: Gift of Neva Petersen; part of the 2005 estate. In the Permanent Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM2008.10
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In his graphics, Abramovitz often employed imagery to convey social or political commentary. He produced a number of prints, like this one, for the Federal Arts Project Works Progress Administration in New York between 1935 and 1939.