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Woodcut by a Russian Workman

Artist: Unknown Russian Artist Primary
Date: 1924
20th century
Dimensions: 4.84 x 3.74 in. (12.3 x 9.5 cm)
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, Russia
Medium and Support: Woodcut on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James Reed, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.35.737
This work is not currently on view


From the publication The Playboy: A Portfolio of Art and Satire, no. 9.

This woodcut, which shares the “primitive” approach of other Expressionist pieces, appeared in the American modernist art periodical The Playboy. The artist’s anonymity may be explained by the Soviet government’s increasing hostility toward avant-garde art during the 1920s.




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