Bearing Witness Drawings by William Gropper at the Queens Museum
Printmaker, painter and visual editorialist, William Gropper (1897-1977), spent six decades bearing witness. Growing up in poverty on the Lower East Side, Gropper learned early about social injustice. He dropped out of school to work in the sweatshops but found respite in drawing and studied with Robert Henri and George Bellows. Gropper’s aunt was a victim of 1911’s Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which further radicalized his thinking. Along with his study of artists who came before him, it was the graphic works of Goya and Daumier that helped solidify his direction as an artist.
February 14, 2016End Date
July 31, 2016Hours
12:00 PM - 06:00 PMAddress
Queens Museum of Art, Meridian Rd., Flushing, NY 11368Event Type