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Ralston Crawford, ‘Mission #2’, 1944, Hollis Taggart
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Mission #2, 1944

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11 × 14 in
27.9 × 35.6 cm
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New York, Southport
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed and dated lower right: "RALSTON CRAWFORD 26 April, 1944"
Ralston Crawford
American, 1906–1976
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Ralston Crawford is best known for his Precisionist abstract paintings suggestive of urban landscapes and industrial spaces. Influenced by Charles Sheeler and Charles Demuth, Crawford painted industrial architecture, meandering lines, and fractured forms evoking either machine or the body, all in colorful compositions. In 1946, he was famously commissioned by Fortune magazine to document the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in a series of abstract, angular paintings. Crawford was also an accomplished printmaker and urban documentary photographer.

Ralston Crawford, ‘Mission #2’, 1944, Hollis Taggart
Ralston Crawford, ‘Mission #2’, 1944, Hollis Taggart
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About the work
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated lower right: "RALSTON CRAWFORD 26 April, 1944"
Ralston Crawford
American, 1906–1976
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Ralston Crawford is best known for his Precisionist abstract paintings suggestive of urban landscapes and industrial spaces. Influenced by Charles Sheeler and Charles Demuth, Crawford painted industrial architecture, meandering lines, and fractured forms evoking either machine or the body, all in colorful compositions. In 1946, he was famously commissioned by Fortune magazine to document the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in a series of abstract, angular paintings. Crawford was also an accomplished printmaker and urban documentary photographer.

Mission #2, 1944

Scratchboard
11 × 14 in
27.9 × 35.6 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York, Southport
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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