Collection of the University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1974.1.11
Aaron Harry Gorson (1872-1933)

Industrial Scene, Pittsburgh

1928 (Date created)
Medium
Oil
Technique
Painting
Type
Paintings
Dimensions
0 in L x 37.75 in W x 35 in H x 0 in D (Image)
Notes: Measured within frame
42.625 in W x 39.625 in H x 2.125 in D (Frame)
Culture
American
Description
Black land diagonal to left, reflection on water and in sky at right. Sunset. Smoke stacks on left bank near viewer, more stacks behind openwork bridge on opposite bank.
Exhibition Label
"Clashing light and dark colors separated by the horizontal bridge and vertical smoke stacks somehow seem calm and reassuring in this beautiful piece depicting the vitality of Pittsburgh in 1928. Born in Lithuania, Gorson moved to the United States in 1888 and to Pittsburgh in 1903. Pittsburg's engineering growth, hills, and rivers were an ideal combination of industry and nature for his painting style. Although he was trained as a realist, Gorson's interest in capturing the play of color and light in depicting the relationship between man and machine rather than a photographic reproduction of life suggest the influence of modernism. These nighttime views of the mills became his signature subject." - From an exhibition label, probably "SLAG", fall 2010
Status
In Collection
Provenance
In memory of Roy C. McKenna

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Related Terms
Industry
Pittsburgh
Landscapes