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Raymond Creekmore

Object Creation Date
circa 1935

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

15 ⅜ in x 9 3/10 in (39.05 cm x 23.65 cm);28 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (71.28 cm x 56.04 cm);15 ⅜ in x 9 3/10 in (39.05 cm x 23.65 cm)

Credit Line
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, New Deal art project

Subject matter
Axman depicts a man who is about to swing an ax to split the log he is standing on. It was printed for a New Deal art project which concentrated artists' efforts on the world of work. Creekmore, born in Virginia, was considered a wandering man who travelled across the world on a budget and used his sketches to support himself. 

Physical Description
A large man with both arms raised, holding an ax over his head, is standing on a large log that is already partially split.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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American (North American)
New Deal
axes (tools)
log (wood)
men (male humans)
modern and contemporary art

2 Related Resources

Art of the Works Progress Administration WPA
(Part of 16 Learning Collections)
Men at Work
(Part of: Masculinities)

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