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(Metope Study for Postal Administration Building) Blanket Signal

Artist:
Joseph E. Renier, born Union Hill, NJ 1887-died New York City 1966  Search this
Medium:
plaster
Dimensions:
7 1/8 x 6 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. (18.0 x 16.7 x 2.9 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
ca. 1933
Topic:
Study  Search this
Figure male\nude  Search this
Figure male\full length  Search this
Allegory\arts and sciences\technology  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
Object number:
1967.93.71
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.93.71

(Metope Study for Postal Administration Building) Smoke Signal (#1)

Artist:
Joseph E. Renier, born Union Hill, NJ 1887-died New York City 1966  Search this
Medium:
plaster
Dimensions:
7 x 6 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. (17.8 x 16.7 x 2.7 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
ca. 1933
Topic:
Study  Search this
Figure male\nude  Search this
Figure male\full length  Search this
Allegory\arts and sciences\technology  Search this
Architecture\other\campsite  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
Object number:
1967.93.74
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
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edanmdm:saam_1967.93.74

(Metope Study for Postal Administration Building) Smoke Signal (#2)

Artist:
Joseph E. Renier, born Union Hill, NJ 1887-died New York City 1966  Search this
Medium:
plaster
Dimensions:
7 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. (18.2 x 17.0 x 2.8 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
ca. 1933
Topic:
Study  Search this
Figure male\nude  Search this
Figure male\full length  Search this
Allegory\arts and sciences\technology  Search this
Architecture\other\campsite  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
Object number:
1967.93.75
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.93.75

Replacement Packaging, from the Early Series

Artist:
Gyorgy Kepes, born Selyp, Hungary 1906-died Cambridge, MA 2001  Search this
Medium:
gouache and watercolor on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 15 1/8 x 13 5/8 in. (38.3 x 34.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. late 1930s to early 1940s
Topic:
Architecture\vehicle\airplane  Search this
Allegory\arts and sciences\technology  Search this
Object\tool\scale  Search this
Still life\other\container  Search this
Still life\furniture\clock  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.154
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.124.154

First In Research, from the Early Series

Artist:
A. Mouron Cassandre, French, born Kharkov, Russia 1901-died Paris, France 1968  Search this
Medium:
gouache on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 17 x 14 15/16 in. (43.1 x 36.3 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1937
Topic:
Allegory\arts and sciences\technology  Search this
Still life\other\container  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.53
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.124.53

Lights of Progress (Chicago Fair, 1933)

Artist:
Arthur W. Hall, born Bowie, TX 1889-died Albuquerque, NM 1981  Search this
Medium:
drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 1/2 x 11 1/8 in. (19.0 x 28.3 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Allegory\arts and sciences\technology  Search this
Ceremony\festival\exposition  Search this
Ceremony\other\fireworks  Search this
Cityscape\Illinois\Chicago  Search this
Cityscape\river\Chicago River  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.572
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
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Communication during the Period of Exploration (panel number 2) (mural study, Phoenix, Arizona Post Office)

Artist:
Oscar Edmund Berninghaus, born St. Louis, MO 1874-died Taos, NM 1952  Search this
Medium:
ink, graphite and opaque watercolor on fiberboard: masonite
Dimensions:
17 5/8 x 60 7/8 in. (44.7 x 154.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1937-1938
Topic:
Landscape\plain  Search this
Ethnic\Indian  Search this
History\United States\westward expansion  Search this
Landscape\New Mexico  Search this
Study\mural study  Search this
Allegory\arts and sciences\technology  Search this
New Deal\Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture\Arizona  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Internal Revenue Service through the General Services Administration
Object number:
1962.8.43
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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Sculpture Group Symbolizing World's Communication in the Atomic Age

Artist:
Harry Bertoia, born San Lorenzo, Italy 1915-died Barto, PA 1978  Search this
Medium:
brazed and welded brass and bronze
Dimensions:
142 1/4 x 231 1/4 x 81 in. (361.4 x 587.4 x 205.8 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1959
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Allegory\arts and sciences\technology  Search this
Allegory\element\energy  Search this
Allegory\life\Atomic Age  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Zenith Corporation
Object number:
1979.107A-D
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3rd Floor, East Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1979.107A-D

Reading of the Mail--Communication of Ideas (mural, Worcester, Massachusetts Parcel Post Building)

Artist:
Ralf Edgar Nickelsen, born Hamburg, Germany 1903-died Gloucester, MA 1990  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
85 5/8 x 200 3/4 in. (217.5 x 510 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1940
Topic:
Architecture\domestic  Search this
Figure group\female  Search this
Study\mural study  Search this
Allegory\arts and sciences\technology  Search this
Recreation\leisure\letter reading and writing  Search this
Architecture\detail\balcony  Search this
Cityscape\Massachusetts\Worcester  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Parcel Post Office Building, Worcester, Massachusetts, through the General Services Administration
Object number:
1972.132.1
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
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Street Building--The Foundation of All Communication (mural, Worcester, Massachusetts Parcel Post Building)

Artist:
Ralf Edgar Nickelsen, born Hamburg, Germany 1903-died Gloucester, MA 1990  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
97 x 204 in. (246.4 x 518.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1940
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Cityscape\street  Search this
Occupation\industry\construction  Search this
Study\mural study  Search this
Allegory\arts and sciences\technology  Search this
Architecture\machine\cement mixer  Search this
New Deal\Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Cityscape\Massachusetts\Worcester  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Parcel Post Office Building, Worcester, Massachusetts, through the General Services Administration
Object number:
1972.132.2
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1972.132.2

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