masthead graphic
WPA Collection
Work, People, Art
MuseumLink Depression Era Art
Photo Gallery
ISM System :WPA Art Collection


Top : Paintings

Across the Bridge
Irean Gordon ( )

watercolor on paper, circa 1940
15 1/2 x 22 5/8 inches

Irean Gordon worked for the Illinois WPA easel program. She exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1941 and 1948. She is known for her modern landscapes.

This cityscape of Chicago's skyscrapers is painted with watercolor, but achieves a dark look by not having any white areas or light, transparent areas typical of watercolor. The buildings crowd together and seem to be growing.

Collection of the Illinois State Museum
photograph by Gary Andrashko
ISM Accession #: 1943.16/540

<i>Across the Bridge</i><br>Irean Gordon ( )

Top : Paintings

First | Previous | Next | Last

Copyright © 2012 Illinois State Museum Site Map | ISM Privacy Information | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Webmaster| Illinois DNR