Albert Gold, Siesta

Date
1939-41
Medium
Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Gift of Aurora Gold, 2014
Dimensions
30 x 40 in.

As a social realist, Albert Gold specialized in depicting the quotidian experiences of the working class. Instead of showing industrious labor, as he did in Market Workers, here he shows a group of slumbering dock laborers, their heads resting on wooden beams. Down for a midday siesta, likely due to long hours of exertion, the workers will soon arise and begin work again. Gold also portrayed a sleeping figure in his painting Dozing.

 

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