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John Henry's Hand

1935 Fred Becker Born: Oakland, California 1913 Died: Amherst, Massachusetts 2004 wood engraving image: 6 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. (15.4 x 11.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from D.C. Public Library 1967.72.30 Not currently on view


Keywords

Architecture - industry - railroad yard

Ethnic - African-American

Figure male - fragment - hand

Figure - fragment - eye

Literature - character - John Henry

Object - foliage - cotton

State of being - phenomenon - surreal

New Deal - Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project - New York City

graphic arts - print

wood engraving

About Fred Becker

Born: Oakland, California 1913 Died: Amherst, Massachusetts 2004

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