, American Workingman

American Workingman

New Media
Size: 20 H x 15 W in

Art Description

New Media: Painting

Size: 20 H x 15 W in

© 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved __________________________________________
'Every calling is great when greatly pursued.' ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~ __________________________________________

Even now, I do not believe we can ignore the dignity of labor. Painted to honor my father, who labored in hellish hot foundries all of his life fashioning the metal foundations that support our bridges and buildings and making the machine parts that made possible what used to be one of our greatest industries, manufacturing. If he were alive today, he would not have a job. __________________________________________

Digital oils from a original photograph shot in August 2009.

Keywords: portrait, realism, worker, forge, man