Arnold Eagle, ‘Under the Third Avenue El, North of 27th St., New York’, 1939, Photography, Gelatin silver, Heritage Auctions
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Arnold Eagle

Under the Third Avenue El, North of 27th St., New York, 1939

Gelatin silver
9 3/4 × 12 in
24.8 × 30.5 cm
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Condition Report: Sheet is hinged to window mat; a few scattered creases throughout the work; one …

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Signed in pencil with the photographer's stamp verso.
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Arnold Eagle
Hungarian-American, 1909–1992
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"We were really recorders of history, and we were also trying to make people aware of problems that existed," Arnold Eagle once said of his documentary work, which captured the social landscape of the 1930s and '40s United States with compassion and historical awareness. A Hungarian immigrant, Eagle arrived in New York City at age 19 and joined the Film and Photo League, the Federal Arts Project of the WPA, and the Farm Security Administration, all of whom used his photography to chronicle the extensive effects of the Depression. Eagle was also known for ballet portraiture, portraits of artists such as Alexander Calder and Marcel Duchamp, and cinematography for filmmakers Hans Richter and Robert Flaherty (along with teaching filmmaking in his later life.)

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Condition Report: Sheet is hinged to window mat; a few scattered creases throughout the work; one small tear to the extreme lower edge, not noticeable while matted.

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Signed in pencil with the photographer's stamp verso.
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Arnold Eagle
Hungarian-American, 1909–1992
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"We were really recorders of history, and we were also trying to make people aware of problems that existed," Arnold Eagle once said of his documentary work, which captured the social landscape of the 1930s and '40s United States with compassion and historical awareness. A Hungarian immigrant, Eagle arrived in New York City at age 19 and joined the Film and Photo League, the Federal Arts Project of the WPA, and the Farm Security Administration, all of whom used his photography to chronicle the extensive effects of the Depression. Eagle was also known for ballet portraiture, portraits of artists such as Alexander Calder and Marcel Duchamp, and cinematography for filmmakers Hans Richter and Robert Flaherty (along with teaching filmmaking in his later life.)

Arnold Eagle

Under the Third Avenue El, North of 27th St., New York, 1939

Gelatin silver
9 3/4 × 12 in
24.8 × 30.5 cm
Bidding closed
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