Drought - Leonard Hutchinson, Canadian Artist c. 1935 -- Daily LIFT#53
"Hutchinson was born in Manchester, England in 1896 and emigrated to Canada in 1913 eventually moving to Hamilton after the First World War. Hutchinson died in 1980, but it was just prior to the Depression that he mastered a technique of creating art that the prints of which would then be made from wood blocks. The idea was to make his art more affordable and broadly available.
Hutchinson's art is searing, powerful and evocative of this era of mass poverty, social dislocation and working class resistance. It strikingly conveys the time and place and is anchored among the workers of Hamilton and area."
Read more and see more of his art at our post: Leonard Hutchinson and the Social Realist Art of Canadian Working Class Resistance in the 30s
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