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Der Arbeiter (The Worker)
  • Wilhelm Geissler
    1895–1977
    born: Hamm, Germany ; died: Wuppertal, West Germany (present-day Germany) ; active: Germany
  • Der Arbeiter (The Worker), circa 1925
  • Der künstliche Mensch / Zehn Blätter der Anklage (The Artificial Man / Ten pages for the prosecution), from Kunst der Jugend (Art of Youth) no. 7
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 150 x 125 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 7/8 x 4 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 290 x 228 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 7/16 x 9 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0075.11
Description
Label Text
Inscriptions/Signature

A figure (robot) is standing with legs apart and arms up. The figure is holding a hammer in his right and square in his left. On his chest he has a number, No. 1997. Behind him we see an array of buildings and smoke stacks.