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Title

Moving Day

Artist

Mervin Jules (American, 1912-1994)

Date

1938

Medium

tempera on panel

Dimensions (H x W x D)

20 1/8 in x 24 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature/maker's mark: none

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art; American Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Ella M. Hirsch Fund

Accession Number

39.7

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

carts

paintings

panels

streetscapes

tempera

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Janet and Richard Geary Gallery

Description

Born in Baltimore and a student of Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League of New York, Jules was known for his socially themed paintings and prints of the displaced and struggling urban poor during the Depression. Throughout his career he also taught at Smith College and led the art department at City College of New York, maintaining a studio in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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