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Title Old Swede's Church
Artist Clark, Claude
Date 1940
Medium lithograph
Support paper
Dimensions 11 1/2 x 9 inches (image)
16 x 11 1/2 inches (support)
Signature C. Clark
Signature Location bottom right
Inscription [bottom left] Old Swede's Church
Inscription Location recto
Credit line Gift of the WPA
Accession Number 1943.006.0008
Collection Work on Paper
Exhibition Status Currently on view
Description From 1939 to 1942 Clark worked for the WPA Graphic Arts Division in Philadelphia. As a young African-American artist, the WPA provided opportunities that previously had not been available to Clark. At the Philadelphia workshop he was free to explore creative styles, experiment with new printmaking techniques and work collaboratively with other artists, including innovative African-American printmakers Samuel Brown (1907 - 1994), Raymond Steth (1916 - 1997) and Dox Thrash (1892 - 1965), from whom Clark learned the carborundum print process.
Subjects Church
Image 002\1943.06.08.JPG