TURZAK, Charles

American (1899 – 1985)

Chicago Snow Storm (Work Relief)ca. 1935

Woodcut on laid japanese paper. An impression apart from the small WPA 1935 edition. Signed and titled in pencil.

8 ⅜ x 11 ½ inches   |   21.3 x 29.2 cm.

This kaleidoscopic view of relief workers shoveling snow in Chicago during the Depression was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration. Turzak also painted a mural at the Chicago post office for the WPA.