Study for Landing Vignette

Date Created
circa 1920
Work Medium
10.25 in x 14 in
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Historical Context
This sketch was probably done by Alten on the production floor of a furniture factory. Alten captures the workers as they move about the factory floor using quick fluid lines. The factory was not unfamiliar territory for Alten; when he originally moved to the United States, his first job was in a furniture factory. Alten never forgot his roots and often returned to depicting the working class in his paintings.
Double sided sketch. This is Side B. On side B, men perfecting their craft can be seen. One man holds his paints while another works to sculpt wood.
Gift of Gloria Alten Gregory

Painting Origin

Grand Rapids