Figure study for Modern Industrial Man (central panel, 2 of 3, Panel 20) for The Epic of American Civilization
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
Graphite on tracing paper
Overall: 12 1/2 × 18 3/4 in. (31.8 × 47.6 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through gifts from Kirsten and Peter Bedford, Class of 1989P; Jane and Raphael Bernstein; Walter Burke, Class of 1944; Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Lombard, Class of 1953; Nathan Pearson, Class of 1932; David V. Picker, Class of 1953; Rodman C. Rockefeller, Class of 1954; Kenneth Roman Jr., Class of 1952 and Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935
Place Made: Mexico, North America
Not on view
Inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower left: 1506; inscribed, on reverse, lower right: 61.1785.3; inscribed, in ink, on reverse: 142
ARTH 7, Orozco, Mary Coffey, Spring 2014
SPAN 7.2, Transforming Public Space: Mural Art in Mexico and the United States, Douglas Moody, Winter 2015
ARTH 72, Mexican Muralism, Mary Coffey, Spring 2015
SPAN 7.05, Transforming Public Space: Mural Art in Mexico and the United States, Douglas Moody, Winter 2019
ARTH 40.04, LACS 30.09, Mexicanidad: Constructing and Dismantling Mexican National Identity, Mary Coffey, Winter 2019
SPAN 7.02, Mural Art in Mexico and U.S, Douglas Moody, Spring 2020
Jose Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-1934, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, March 9-May 19, 2002; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 8-December 15, 2002; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico, January 25-April 13, 2003.
Renato Gonzalez Mello and Diane Miliotes, Jose Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-1934, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College (Copublished by W.W. Norton and Company), 2002, p. 184, fig. 231, listed p. 297.
Nichola Tucker, The Epic of American Civilization as Performative Epic: Student Viewers as Heroes and the Re-Enactment of History, The Collegiate Journal of Art, Spring 2008, Volume IV, 2008, pp. 97-110, ill. p. 108, fig. 10.
Artist; by descent to the Orozco Family, about 1949; purchased by the present collection, 1988.
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