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


Top : Paintings

Men at Work
Charles Schucker (1908 - 1998)

watercolor on paper, circa 1940
19 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches

Charles Schucker was born in Gap, Pennsylvania and received his art training at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, graduating in 1933. He joined the Illinois WPA easel program in Chicago after studying in Europe. Schucker taught in New York at New York University City College and the Pratt Institute (1946 - 1985).

In New York, he changed his style to become more abstract, adapting Pollack's gestural style and the colors of the Color Field painters. Men at Work was painted in an expressionistic style with strong colors and gestural brushstrokes.

Collection of the Illinois State Museum
photograph by Gary Andrashko
ISM Accession #: 1943.16/546

<i>Men at Work</i><br>Charles Schucker (1908 - 1998)

Top : Paintings

First | Previous | Next | Last

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