Gobbers, Git a Bag!!!

A work made of color screenprint on off-white wove paper.

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  • A work made of color screenprint on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1941

Artist:

Bernece Berkman (American, 1911-1988)
published by the Works Progress Administration

About this artwork

Bernece Berkman was a committed member of the Artists Union, founded in New York during the Great Depression. Her activism in part led her to depict the Chicago urban environment, focusing on the symbiotic relationship between artists and laborers. Berkman attended SAIC in 1927–28, and later she studied privately with Todros Geller and Rudolph Weisenborn. Gobbers, Git a Bag!!! is an unusually colorful screenprint depicting a peanut vendor in a park. Printed for the WPA, this work is one of many prints Berkman executed during this time.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Bernece Berkman

Title

Gobbers, Git a Bag!!!

Origin

United States

Date

1941

Medium

Color screenprint on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

414 x 603 mm (image); 505 x 659 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Art Institute of Chicago, Works Progress Administration Allocation

Reference Number

1943.1983

Extended information about this artwork

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