The Furnace

The Furnace

1924

Carl Gaertner

(American, 1898-1952)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 110.5 x 110.8 cm (43 1/2 x 43 5/8 in.); Unframed: 88.9 x 104.8 cm (35 x 41 1/4 in.)

Gift of The Huntington National Bank 2013.66

Description

One of the most widely exhibited artists working in Cleveland during the second quarter of the 20th century, Gaertner specialized in painting the city and its environs. Among his favored subjects
were scenes of Cleveland’s manufacturing heyday, including The Furnace, a composition praised at the time by a curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art for capturing "admirably the sense of drama and
power of industrial achievement."

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