Detail View

Noon
Date: 1942
Dimensions: image: 9 3/8 x 13 1/8 in. (23.8 x 33.3 cm) sheet: 12 5/8 x 16 5/8 in. (32.1 x 42.2 cm) mat: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Medium: lithograph
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Cornelia Robinson
Label Text: Schreiber was one of those artists who was “international” in person and yet was able to create art that is national in character. Born in Belgium and educated in Germany, he was already established as an artist when he immigrated to the United States in 1928. In the 1930s he adopted a uniquely American idiom, taking as his subject the whole range of American social and physical scenery. In depicting American life, Schreiber was not only interested in social commentary: “I am definitely opposed to the use of art as a matter of propaganda, if the execution does not justify the subject.” In Noon, Schreiber presents a direct and technically masterful view of rural life that is without either condescension or sentimentality.
Object Number: 1977/8.41
Currently not on view