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Maker(s):Becker, Frederick G.
Culture:American (1913-2004)
Title:Death of John Henry from the John Henry Suite
Date Made:1935-1939
Type:Print
Materials:Wood engraving on tissue paper
Measurements:Mat: 14 in x 11 in; 35.6 cm x 27.9 cm; Sheet: 7 1/2 in x 5 5/16 in; 19 cm x 13.5 cm; Image: 6 in x 4 in; 15.2 cm x 10.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (graphite): Becker ; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (engraved in wood block): Becker ; TITLE: recto, lwr. l. (graphite): “DEATH OF JOHN HENRY”
Accession Number:  UM 1974.38.140
Credit Line:Gift of Frederick G. Becker to the W.P.A. Collection
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst
UM1974-38-140.jpg

Description:
Highly stylized black and white depiction of John Henry's death. In the lower half John Henry stands with his arms held high holding a border of flames while being stabbed with a pitchfork by a nude woman in stockings and shoes. The upper half, above the flame border, is a cityscape.

Label Text:
From the John Henry Suite.. WPA Collection.

Tags:
African American; urban; architecture; fires

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Becker, Frederick G.
American (1913-2004)
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