Man with Wheelbarrow

  • Aaron J. Goodelman, Man with Wheelbarrow, ca. 1933, granite, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Sarah Goodelman, 1981.44.3

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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.

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“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

Title
Man with Wheelbarrow
Artist
Date
ca. 1933
On View
Dimensions
21 x 10 3/4 x 16 in. (53.4 x 27.3 x 40.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Sarah Goodelman

Mediums
Mediums Description
granite
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male
  • Occupation – industry
  • Occupation – labor
  • Object – tool – wagon
Object Number
1981.44.3
Palette
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