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Rural Poverty

West Texas

by Merritt Mauzey

This deserted and rapidly decaying West Texas gas station sits in isolation in an arid landscape. Do you notice any shapes or forms in the shadows on the ground? What do you think the artist was trying to communicate?

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Merritt Mauzey, West Texas

Merritt Mauzey, West Texas, 1940.  Lithograph, 10 x 16 ¾ in.

Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

Other Artwork Dealing With Rural Poverty...
Lucienne Bloch Harry Brodsky Jack Delano Merritt Mauzey

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Thomas Hart Benton
Lucienne Bloch
Harry Brodsky
Paul Cadmus
Francis Chapin
Jack Delano
Phillip Evergood
George Gilbert
Hugo Gellert
Joseph Hirsch
Irwin Hoffman
Morris Huberland
Merritt Mauzey
Elizabeth Olds
Walter Quirt
Moses Soyer
Raphael Soyer
Lynd Ward

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