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Man with Wheelbarrow

ca. 1933 Aaron J. Goodelman Born: Ataki, Russia 1890 Died: New York, New York 1978 granite 21 x 10 3/4 x 16 in. (53.4 x 27.3 x 40.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Sarah Goodelman 1981.44.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 48A


Luce Center Quote

“Sculpture is a language, and . . . if I talk I want people to know I am not just talking in the wind but I have something vital to state.” Artist’s statement

Luce Center Label

Aaron Goodelman created many sculptures that celebrated manual labor. He criticized artists who used traditional subjects, like nude figures in static poses, and encouraged his students to express their opinions through their work. Sculptures such as Man with Wheelbarrow immortalized the simple and often overlooked acts of the working man.

Keywords

Figure male

Object - tool - wagon

Occupation - industry

Occupation - labor

sculpture

stone - granite

carved

About Aaron J. Goodelman

Born: Ataki, Russia 1890 Died: New York, New York 1978

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