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Street Corner

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Gregorio Prestopino, Street Corner, 1935, oil on canvas, Allocated by the U.S. Government, Commissioned through New Deal art projects, public domain, L43.6.5

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Title

Street Corner

Artist

Gregorio Prestopino (American, 1907-1984)

Date

1935

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

22 1/4 in x 15 1/4 in

Collection Area

American Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Allocated by the U.S. Government, Commissioned through New Deal art projects

Accession Number

L43.6.5

Copyright

public domain

Terms

canvas

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

Works Progress Administration Artworks

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Janet and Richard Geary Gallery

Description

Created as part of the Works Progress Administration, Street Corner, by Gregorio Prestopino tapped into the strain of social realism and commentary popular in America during the Depression. Prestopino's works from this period were of subjects such as street life, prisons, and conditions in New York’s Harlem. His use of simplified forms, often outlined in black and a limited palette of color, focus the viewer's attention on the subject matter rather than technique. As a painting instructor at the New School for Social Research in New York, Prestopino passed on both his methods and his social activist consciousness to successive generations of students.

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