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Young Boys--Iron Range, Minnesota

1951 Jerome Liebling Born: New York, New York 1924 Died: Northampton, Massachusetts 2011 gelatin silver print sheet: 5 3/4 x 7 3/8 in. (14.6 x 18.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase in part through the Director's Discretionary Fund © 1970, Jerome Liebling 1990.67.1 Not currently on view


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The son of a waiter in Depression-era Brooklyn, Jerome Liebling sympathized with “the folk who had to struggle to stay even,” and recognized unheralded individuals in his work. Liebling’s preoccupation with the human condition led him everywhere from a home for the blind to a slaughterhouse. He confronted difficult subject matter, usually avoided in mass media, with compassion.


A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013

Keywords

Architecture Exterior - detail - fence

Children

Landscape - Minnesota - Iron Range

photography - photoprint

paper

gelatin silver

About Jerome Liebling

Born: New York, New York 1924 Died: Northampton, Massachusetts 2011

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