The Sandwich Men

The Sandwich Men

c. 1933

Mabel A. Hewit

(American, 1903-1984)

Color woodcut

Support: Beige(1) laid paper

Sheet: 33 x 28 cm (13 x 11 in.); Image: 27.2 x 20.6 cm (10 11/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Jurey in memory of Mabel A. Hewit 2003.372

Description

While most of Hewit’s prints depict pleasant pastimes and scenes of everyday life, Sandwich Men is unusual, as it portrays the economic perils of the Great Depression. Having lost their previous employment, the two well-dressed men are reduced to walking the streets wearing advertising placards for meager pay. The anonymous figures, although dignified, lack facial features and emotion. Rather than participating in a dramatic narrative, they play their part in a decorative arrangement of generalized forms and unmodulated masses of color.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Woodcut
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Color woodcut

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