Jun 27, 2007

The Pie Wagon

The Pie Wagon

c. 1926

Carl Gaertner

(American, 1898–1952)

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 105.8 x 153 cm (41 5/8 x 60 1/4 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Carl Gaertner 1953.371


Did you know?

Star Bakery—identified by the logo on the wagon—was a flourishing business in Cleveland at the time.


One of the most widely exhibited artists working in Cleveland, Gaertner specialized in painting the city and its environs. His favored subjects include scenes of Cleveland’s industrial heyday, including The Pie Wagon. In this painting, the artist focused attention on the laborers who spend their lunch break milling around a horse-drawn bakery wagon in the shadows of the hulking factories.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.