Drawbridge

  • Louis Lozowick, Drawbridge, 1939, pencil and charcoal pencil on illustration board, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1939, Lee Lozowick, Museum purchase, 1972.123

Exhibition Label
Lozowick’s fascination with bridges echoes the technological optimism that swept across America after World War I. He also believed that such subjects offered the opportunity to combine abstraction and representation in his art. Lozowick said, “There is no theoretical reason why the technical gains of abstraction cannot be used in the representation of an actual scene… If the graphic artist can avoid the danger of ornamental abstraction on the one hand and photographic realism on the other, if he can apply the force of new technical equipment to the wealth of new themes, no prospect for what he might accomplish would be too hopeful.”

Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009

Title
Drawbridge
Artist
Date
1939
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image: 16 x 8 1/2 in. (40.6 x 21.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
pencil and charcoal pencil on illustration board
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – bridge
Object Number
1972.123
Palette
Linked Open Data
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