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Ely Mural Panel: Thomas Edison, (painting)

Catalog Data

Painter:
Workman, David Tice 1884-1971  Search this
Subject:
Edison, Thomas  Search this
Medium:
Oil with gold leaf, on canvas mounted on plywood
Type:
Paintings-Mural
Paintings
Owner/Location:
On loan to Washington Elementary School 600 East Harvey Street Ely Minnesota 55731
Lent by Ely-Winton Historical Society 1900 East Camp Street Ely Minnesota 55731
Date:
1930
Notes:
Ely-Winton Historical Society, 2014, 2023.
Image on file.
(Lower left:) Designed + Execited 1930 / David T. Workman signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Thomas Edison standing beside a small table holding his invention of the phonograph, his right hand resting atop the invention. A factory is in the background on the right. The panel represents "Science and Invention," and the letter SC is partially spelled out in the upper right. A shield with an image of electricity appears in the upper left. In the lower right is the date 1929, which represents the senior class that funded the painting.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Science--Inventor  Search this
Architecture exterior--Industry--Factory  Search this
Control number:
IAP 68720006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_457688