Title: Smelting Plant, Abramortz
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.
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.