New York: 1938.
Etching. Image measures 7 1/4" x 9". edition 22/50
Beautiful 20th century etching of the view from under the Brooklyn Bridge. Many artists during the 1930s focused on laborers and industrial scenes to emphasize the value of hard work in pulling the country out of the Depression. Men in the foreground evoke this. Signed in pencil by artist. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Harry Shokler (1896-1978), was was a painter and a pioneer in the artistic use of silk screen printing. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, the Chester Springs Academy (a summer program of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts), and at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts (later Parsons).