WPA Era Social Realism Painting of Worker by Muriel Goodwin
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Here we have a WPA era watercolor painting of a worker from Mexico entitled "On the Freighter - Mexico." This beauty oozes with Social Realism and puts out a powerful vibe you can feel across the room. The strokes and the tones come together like a symphony. This is all the business, and business is good.
The antique watercolor painting came out of a collector's estate in New York. The painting is signed by the artist "Muriel Goodwin." Here's some more information about the artist from the Artists in California, 1786-1940 book.
Muriel Goodwin Corbett was born in Oakland, CA on June 5, 1906. Muriel graduated from Columbia University and the CCAC before her marriage to Roger Corbett. She taught visual arts in Reno (NV) High School for 30 years before her death in Reno on Jan. 14, 1990.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
The framed WPA era painting measures 17" tall by 13 1/2" wide. The exposed artwork measures 10" by 7 1/4". There is a moisture state on the bottom right of the original matting. The backing on the original framing is a little loose as well. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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It speaks to a time and place, courtesy of a great Californian artist.