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In the Canal - Cleveland

In the Canal - Cleveland

(American, 1894–1963)
Image: 32 x 23.8 cm (12 5/8 x 9 3/8 in.); Matted: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
Location: not on view


Cleveland’s industrial might in the 1920s is captured here in gauzy, impressionist strokes. Fitz transforms the grime and smoke of the canal at work into a subtle tapestry of reflections and shadows. He would eventually abandon this type of pictorial photography for the more precise sensibility required for advertising photography, ultimately becoming a national leader in that field.
  • Keith de Lellis, New York
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Tom E Hinson. Catalogue of Photography. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1996. Reproduced: P. 161
  • Industry and Photography: Selections from the Permanent Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 16, 1997-March 1, 1998).
    Gallery One - 1G: May 16, 2016-October 17, 2016
    CMA, March 17 - May 14, 1989: "Photographs: Recent Acquisitions," Gallery D.
    Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; 11/16/97 - 3/1/98. "Industry and Photography: Selections from the Permanent Collection."
  • {{cite web|title=In the Canal - Cleveland|url=false|author=Grancel Fitz|year=1920s|access-date=03 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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