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Max Weber

Foundry in Baltimore
24 3/8 x 18 3/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase

Weber was impressed with the vitality of urban America. With Europe in the throes of World War I, America represented progress and the future, which Weber expressed through the interpenetrating planes, abstracted forms, ambiguous space, and imaginative colors that convey his feelings about a scene, rather than its appearance.