Windy City (Snow Storm)

A work made of linocut in black ink on cream japanese paper.

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  • A work made of linocut in black ink on cream japanese paper.

Date:

1928

Artist:

Emil Armin
American, 1883-1971

About this artwork

Born in Romania to a devout Jewish family, Armin emigrated to America in 1905, settling in Chicago. In 1913 he visited the controversial Armory Show when it was exhibited at the Art Institute, and he fell under the sway of European and American modernism. In Windy City (Snow Storm) we can barely comprehend the policeman crossing the street. In a visual pun on Chicago’s nickname, a man loses his hat to a forceful gust of wind and two women are almost obscured by the heavy snowfall.

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Artist

Emil Armin

Title

Windy City (Snow Storm)

Origin

United States

Date

1928

Medium

Linocut in black ink on cream Japanese paper

Dimensions

231 x 177 mm (image); 270 x 212 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Emil Armin

Reference Number

1978.528

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