Rudolph Weisenborn


Rudolph Weisenborn



Oil on canvas, 1964

Signed lower left

60 x 72 inches

Provenance: Feldman Gallery, Highland Park, Illinois

Condition: excellent

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This is a large and imposing painting by Weisenborn. The painting is based closely on a diorama Weisenborn created in the 1930s. [A diorama is a three-dimensional scene.]

The title of the diorama is Abstraction-Fight Against Soil Erosion.The subject of both works is the Tennessee Valley Authority and its impact on local communities in the 30s.

The diorama is pictured on page 96 of the book Art for the People: The Rediscovery and Preservation of Progressive and WPA-Era Murals in the Chicago Public Schools, 1904-1943 by Heather Becker. Quite a few paintings by Weisenborn are pictured in this wonderful book.

Because of the large size of this painting, shipping would have to be arranged with an art handling company.