large backhoe with continuous track wheels in foreground; man with glasses and cap standing on platform at right on machine, with the numbers "5343" on side of machine to right of man; heavyset man with glasses and cap at left edge standing next to row of filled train cars on track behind backhoe; another long row of train cars above ; mountains at top, with some men working; rubble in foreground; rather random areas of white gouache scattered throughout drawing; received in dark brown frame, glazed with Plexi

Men and Machines (Mesabi Mines), 1955

Philip Evergood

Graphite and gouache on paper

Gift of Eric Brecher in honor of Robert Cozzolino, Edgar Jerins, and John R. Thornton 2016.68

Not on View

Philip Evergood was a politically active artist committed to workers’ rights and the plight of humanity during his long career. This drawing, made by 1940, is a straightforward and carefully designed homage to construction workers excavating a site for building.

Image: In Copyright–Rights-holder(s) Unlocatable. Gift of Eric Brecher in honor of Robert Cozzolino, Edgar Jerins, and John R. Thornton

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